Indian Armed forces

India
Population
1,352,642,280
Military budget
67 billion $
Active personnel
1,455,550
Nuclear weapons
150 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: New Delhi
Area: 3,287,590 km2
Population: 1,352,642,280
Etnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Religions: Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2%

Military branches

(भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना) Army, Navy (includes naval air arm), Air Force, Coast Guard.

Military service

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
67 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
2.4

Manpower

Active personnel
1,455,550

(China)

Reserve
1,155,000

(China)

Available
319,129,420

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
4,614

(Russia)

AFV
8,600

(USA)

Artillery
2,799

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
100

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
960
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Kalyani Group M4-
-Mahindra Straton Plus-
-Aditya MPV970
-TATA Kestrel-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Pinaka Mark1280
-Pinaka Mark 268
-Prithvi-II-
-BrahMos-
-Nirbhay-

Air Forces

Total aircraft
2,263

(USA)

Fighters
173

(China)

Multirole
405

(USA)

Attack
120

(Russia)

Helicopters
729

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
12

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Kamov Ka-2714
-HAL Tejas22

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-SEPECAT Jaguar120

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-HAL Rudra91
-HAL LCH2
-HAL Dhruv130
-HAL Chetak129
-HAL Cheetah52
-Westland Sea King31
-SH-3 Sea King6
-HAL Dhruv109
-Mil Mi-263

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber

Navy

Total naval
267

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

(USA)

Destroyers
11

(USA)

Frigates
13

(China)

Corvettes
23

(Russia)

Submarines
16

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Delhi class3
-Rajput class5

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Shivalik class3
-Brahmaputra class3
-Godavari class1

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Kora class4
-Khukri class4
-Abhay class3

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Kalvari class3
-Sindhughosh8
-Arihant class1

Nuclear weapons

India is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. India maintains a "no first use" nuclear policy

India has not released any official statements about the size of its nuclear arsenal. As of January 2020, India was estimated to have around 150 warheads.