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Military power of South Korea and India

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

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 625 000 2 140 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 319 129 420

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 4 426×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 5 681
Total artillery: 5 958 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 290
Rocket artillery: 214 292

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 2 216
Fighter aircraft: 151 323
Multirole aircraf: 265 329
Attack aircraft: 0 220
Helicopters: 786 725

Navy

Total naval: 151 214
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 12 11
Frigates: 13 15
Corvettes: 16 24
Submarines: 15 15

Military service

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.

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.