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Military power of India & Japan

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India vs Japan

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Country: India (IN) Japan (JP)
Capital: New Delhi Tokyo
Population: 1,352,642,280 125,360,000
Area: 3,287,590 km2 377,944 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 67 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.4% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,455,550 247,150
Reserve personnel: 1,155,000 56,100
Available for military: 319,129,420 27,301,443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4,614 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,600 3,072
Total artillery: 2,799 623
Self-propelled artillery: 100 214
Rocket artillery: 960 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 2,263 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 173 155
Multirole aircraf: 405 79
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 729 698
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 267 140
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 11 36
Frigates: 13 2
Corvettes: 23 6
Submarines: 16 22

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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.

Japan

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.