Compare armed forces

Alliance builder

Military power of European Union EU & India

European Union EU flag svg India flag svg

European Union EU vs India

Show map
European Union EU India

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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.

More about India military

If you want to check the comparison in terms of economic ratios check out CompareEconomy.com

Military expenditures

small flag EU EU small flag IN IN
Military budget: 245.11 billion $ 74 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 2%

Military budget

small flag EU small flag IN
Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
More

Manpower

small flag EU EU small flag IN IN
Active personnel: 1,166,519 1,400,000
Reserve personnel: 1,801,532 1,155,000
Available for military: 92,594,951 319,129,420

Active

small flag EU small flag IN
Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
More

Land Forces

small flag EU EU small flag IN IN
Tanks: 4,253 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 29,418 8,600
Total artillery: 6,065 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 1,872 100
Rocket artillery: 667 960

Tanks

tank svg
small flag small flag
Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
More

Air Forces

small flag EU EU small flag IN IN
Total aircraft: 5,420 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 453 173
Multirole aircraft: 874 405
Attack aircraft: 162 120
Helicopters: 2,454 729
UCAV (combat drone): 41 12

Total aircraft

airplane svg
small flag small flag
Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
More

Navy

small flag EU EU small flag IN IN
Total naval: 1,306 267
Aircraftcarriers: 7 1
Destroyers: 19 11
Frigates: 69 13
Corvettes: 23 23
Submarines: 48 16

Total naval

ship svg
small flag small flag
Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
More

Nuclear weapons

European Union EU

Data not available

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

European Union EU

Data not available

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.