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Military power of India and South Korea

Country: India South Korea
Capital: New Delhi Seoul
Population: 1 276 267 000 51 446 201
Area: 3 287 590 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 0 warheads
More: India military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 325 450 625 000
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 319 129 420 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 3 788 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 581 3 290
Total artillery: 8 681 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 290 1 890
Rocket artillery: 292 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 212 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 314 151
Multirole aircraf: 312 265
Attack aircraft: 241 0
Helicopters: 726 786

Navy

Total naval: 213 151
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 10 12
Frigates: 15 13
Corvettes: 25 16
Submarines: 14 15

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.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.