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Military power of India and United Kingdom

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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
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 140 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 75 110
Available for military: 319 129 420 14 856 917

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Land Forces

Tanks: 4 426 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 681 4 673
Total artillery: 5 067 532
Self-propelled artillery: 290 117
Rocket artillery: 292 50

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 216 888
Fighter aircraft: 323 141
Multirole aircraf: 329 91
Attack aircraft: 220 0
Helicopters: 725 386

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Navy

Total naval: 214 76
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 11 6
Frigates: 15 13
Corvettes: 24 0
Submarines: 15 11

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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.