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Country: Brazil India
Capital: Brasília New Delhi
Population: 204 451 000 1 276 267 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 3 287 590 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 110–120 warheads
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Military expenditures

Country: Brazil India
Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2,5%

Manpower

Country: Brazil India
Active personnel: 318 480 1 325 450
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 53 350 703 319 129 420

Land Forces

Country: Brazil India
Tanks: 469 3 788
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 5 581
Total artillery: 1 112 8 681
Self-propelled artillery: 184 290
Rocket artillery: 198 292

Air Forces

Country: Brazil India
Total aircraft: 761 2 212
Fighter aircraft: 45 314
Multirole aircraf: 0 312
Attack aircraft: 78 241
Helicopters: 263 726

Navy

Country: Brazil India
Total naval: 111 213
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 10
Frigates: 9 15
Corvettes: 5 25
Submarines: 5 14

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

India

16-18 years of age for voluntary military service (Army 17 1/2, Air Force 17, Navy 16 1/2); no conscription; women may join as officers, but for noncombat roles only.
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