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Military power of China & India

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Country: China (CN) India (IN)
Capital: Beijing New Delhi
Population: 1 373 541 278 1 276 267 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 3 287 590 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 228 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 300 000 2 140 000
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 319 129 420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 4 426
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 5 681
Total artillery: 9 726 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 290
Rocket artillery: 1 770 292

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 182 2 216
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 323
Multirole aircraf: 629 329
Attack aircraft: 270 220
Helicopters: 1 170 725

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 214
Aircraftcarriers: 2 2
Destroyers: 36 11
Frigates: 54 15
Corvettes: 42 24
Submarines: 76 15

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Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

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.