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Australia is a country located in Oceania with an area of 7,692,024 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 25,760 km). The capital of Australia is Canberra. The number of inhabitants is 25,807,800.

Australia has been part of the Australia, New Zealand, and US Security (ANZUS) Treaty. In 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” which would build on existing bilateral ties. The Australian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. USA is the largest supplier of arms. The Australian defense industry produces a variety of land and sea weapons platforms.

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India is a country located in Southern Asia with an area of 3,287,590 km2 (land boundries: 13,888 km and costline 7,000 km). The capital of India is New Delhi. The number of inhabitants is 1,352,642,280.

The Indian Armed Forces were chiefly focused on China and Pakistan. India and Pakistan have fought several conflicts since 1947. The Sino-Indian War between China and India occurred in October–November 1962. A disputed Himalayan border was the main cause of the war. The inventory of the Indian Armed Forces consists mostly of Russian- and Soviet-origin equipment along with a smaller mix of Western and domestically-produced arms. Russia has been the leading supplier of arms to India. France, Israel, and the US also among the major arms suppliers. India's defense industry is capable of producing a range of weapons systems for indigenous use and export.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34.4 billion $ 74 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 60,330 1,400,000
Reserve personnel: 29,740 1,155,000
Available for military: 5,316,464 319,129,420

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 59 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,796 8,600
Total artillery: 235 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 0 100
Rocket artillery: 0 960

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 433 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 0 173
Multirole aircraft: 133 405
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 130 729
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 45 267
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 3 11
Frigates: 8 13
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 6 16

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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.