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Military power of India and Russia

Country: India Russia
Capital: New Delhi Moscow
Population: 1 276 267 000 144 554 993
Area: 3 287 590 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 7 500 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 325 450 771 000
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 319 129 420 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 3 788 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 581 30 201
Total artillery: 8 681 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 290 5 943
Rocket artillery: 292 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 212 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 314 629
Multirole aircraf: 312 428
Attack aircraft: 241 752
Helicopters: 726 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 213 313
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 10 19
Frigates: 15 6
Corvettes: 25 83
Submarines: 14 61

Military service

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.