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Military power of India & Russia

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Country: India (IN) Russia (RU)
Capital: New Delhi Moscow
Population: 1,352,642,280 146,171,015
Area: 3,287,590 km2 17,098,242 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 67 billion $ 61.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.4% 4.3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,455,550 1,154,000
Reserve personnel: 1,155,000 2,000,000
Available for military: 319,129,420 34,765,736

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4,614 12,270
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,600 26,831
Total artillery: 2,799 18,497
Self-propelled artillery: 100 6,532
Rocket artillery: 960 4,359

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 2,263 5,552
Fighter aircraft: 173 792
Multirole aircraf: 405 832
Attack aircraft: 120 880
Helicopters: 729 1,724
UCAV (combat drone): 12 30

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Navy

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Total naval: 267 664
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 11 18
Frigates: 13 11
Corvettes: 23 83
Submarines: 16 59

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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.

Russia

The second most important state when it comes to researching, developing, and then storing nuclear weapon. Although the Russians managed to catch up with Americans later on, it was only in 1949 that the first nuclear test conducted by then the Soviet Union occurred. It was still quite a surprise for the Western Powers, who believed that Russia won’t be capable of producing nuclear warheads until 1953-1954. After the first test, the nation in question started to rapidly increase the amount of warheads they possessed. In the end of 1980s, they were the leading power when it comes to total number of warheads stored. It was approximately 40,000 warheads.

Nowadays, similarly to United States, the Russians store a total number of 6490 warheads, what is scarcely more than USA. When it comes to the number of deployed warheads, the amount is the same as in case of Americans, namely 1600 deployed warheads. We should also remember about the fact that Russia conducted over 700 tests, what makes them the second most important nation when it comes to developing nuclear weapons. However, it was the Soviet Union that managed to create the biggest bomb in the world. Known as Tsar Bomba, it had blast yield of 50 megatons of TNT.

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.