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Military power of India & South Korea

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India vs South Korea

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Country: India (IN) South Korea (KR)
Capital: New Delhi Seoul
Population: 1,352,642,280 51,709,098
Area: 3,287,590 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 67 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.4% 2.7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,455,550 555,000
Reserve personnel: 1,155,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 319,129,420 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4,614 2,446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,600 3,290
Total artillery: 2,799 5,958
Self-propelled artillery: 100 1,890
Rocket artillery: 960 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 2,263 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 173 151
Multirole aircraf: 405 320
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 729 786
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 267 151
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 11 12
Frigates: 13 13
Corvettes: 23 16
Submarines: 16 15

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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.

South Korea

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.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.