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Military power of India & Iran

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India vs Iran

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Country: India (IN) Iran (IR)
Capital: New Delhi Tehran
Population: 1,352,642,280 83,183,741
Area: 3,287,590 km2 1,648,195 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 67 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.4% 3.8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,455,550 610,000
Reserve personnel: 1,155,000 350,000
Available for military: 319,129,420 23,619,215

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4,614 2,531
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,600 1,625
Total artillery: 2,799 4,096
Self-propelled artillery: 100 570
Rocket artillery: 960 1,438

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 2,263 886
Fighter aircraft: 173 130
Multirole aircraf: 405 73
Attack aircraft: 120 52
Helicopters: 729 324
UCAV (combat drone): 12 36

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Navy

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Total naval: 267 406
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 13 6
Corvettes: 23 3
Submarines: 16 40

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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.

Iran

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.

Iran

18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18 months; women exempt from military service.