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Military power of India and United Kingdom

Country: India United Kingdom
Capital: New Delhi London
Population: 1 276 267 000 65 110 000
Area: 3 287 590 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 215 warheads
More: India military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 325 450 156 940
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 75 110
Available for military: 319 129 420 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 3 788 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 581 4 673
Total artillery: 8 681 532
Self-propelled artillery: 290 117
Rocket artillery: 292 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 212 886
Fighter aircraft: 314 141
Multirole aircraf: 312 89
Attack aircraft: 241 0
Helicopters: 726 386

Navy

Total naval: 213 76
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 10 6
Frigates: 15 13
Corvettes: 25 0
Submarines: 14 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.