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Military power of India and USA

Country: India USA
Capital: New Delhi Washington
Population: 1 276 267 000 324 527 000
Area: 3 287 590 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: India military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 140 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 811 000
Available for military: 319 129 420 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 426 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 681 46 000
Total artillery: 5 067 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 290 950
Rocket artillery: 292 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 216 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 323 388
Multirole aircraf: 329 2 062
Attack aircraft: 220 470
Helicopters: 725 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 214 436
Aircraftcarriers: 2 20
Destroyers: 11 85
Frigates: 15 0
Corvettes: 24 0
Submarines: 15 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.