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Country: India (IN) Israel (IL)
Capital: New Delhi Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 1 276 267 000 8 238 300
Area: 3 287 590 km2 20 770 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 5,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 140 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 445 000
Available for military: 319 129 420 1 797 960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4 426 2 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 681 6 766
Total artillery: 5 067 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 290 614
Rocket artillery: 292 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 2 261 772
Fighter aircraft: 323 52
Multirole aircraf: 374 352
Attack aircraft: 220 25
Helicopters: 725 177

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Navy

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Total naval: 214 74
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 15 0
Corvettes: 24 3
Submarines: 15 5

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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.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).