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Military power of Russia and India

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

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

Active personnel: 771 000 2 140 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 319 129 420

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 4 426×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 5 681
Total artillery: 14 533 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 290
Rocket artillery: 4 020 292

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 2 216
Fighter aircraft: 629 323
Multirole aircraf: 428 329
Attack aircraft: 752 220
Helicopters: 1 360 725

Navy

Total naval: 313 214
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 19 11
Frigates: 6 15
Corvettes: 83 24
Submarines: 61 15

Military service

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.

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.