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Australia vs India

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Country: Australia (AU) India (IN)
Capital: Canberra New Delhi
Population: 25,807,800 1,352,642,280
Area: 7,692,024 km2 3,287,590 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34 billion $ 67 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 59,095 1,455,550
Reserve personnel: 28,878 1,155,000
Available for military: 5,316,464 319,129,420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 59 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,580 8,600
Total artillery: 235 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 0 100
Rocket artillery: 0 960

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 488 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 0 173
Multirole aircraf: 135 405
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 187 729
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 49 267
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 11 13
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 6 16

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Nuclear weapons

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

India

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.

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special 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.