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Military power of India & Australia

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

Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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

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Navy

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

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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.

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

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.