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Military power of France and India

Country: France India
Capital: Paris New Delhi
Population: 67 013 000 1 276 267 000
Area: 640 679 km2 3 287 590 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 110–120 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 215 019 1 325 450
Reserve personnel: 27 680 1 155 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 319 129 420

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 3 788×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 5 581
Total artillery: 448 8 681
Self-propelled artillery: 330 290
Rocket artillery: 13 292

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 2 212
Fighter aircraft: 35 314
Multirole aircraf: 150 312
Attack aircraft: 84 241
Helicopters: 480 726

Navy

Total naval: 110 213
Aircraftcarriers: 4 2
Destroyers: 11 10
Frigates: 11 15
Corvettes: 0 25
Submarines: 10 14

Military service

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

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.