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Military power of USA and India

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

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

Active personnel: 1 301 300 1 325 450
Reserve personnel: 811 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 319 129 420

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 3 788×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 5 581
Total artillery: 3 269 8 681
Self-propelled artillery: 950 290
Rocket artillery: 1 197 292

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 2 212
Fighter aircraft: 388 314
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 312
Attack aircraft: 470 241
Helicopters: 5 000 726

Navy

Total naval: 436 213
Aircraftcarriers: 20 2
Destroyers: 85 10
Frigates: 0 15
Corvettes: 0 25
Submarines: 70 14

Military service

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.

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.