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Military power of United Kingdom and India

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

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

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Manpower

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

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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

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Navy

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

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Military service

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.

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.