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India is a country located in Southern Asia with an area of 3,287,590 km2 (land boundries: 13,888 km and costline 7,000 km). The capital of India is New Delhi. The number of inhabitants is 1,352,642,280.

The Indian Armed Forces were chiefly focused on China and Pakistan. India and Pakistan have fought several conflicts since 1947. The Sino-Indian War between China and India occurred in October–November 1962. A disputed Himalayan border was the main cause of the war. The inventory of the Indian Armed Forces consists mostly of Russian- and Soviet-origin equipment along with a smaller mix of Western and domestically-produced arms. Russia has been the leading supplier of arms to India. France, Israel, and the US also among the major arms suppliers. India's defense industry is capable of producing a range of weapons systems for indigenous use and export.

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Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 450,295 km2 (land boundries: 2,211 km and costline 3,218 km). The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The number of inhabitants is 10,385,347.

The Swedish military cooperates closely with the military forces of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), which consists olso of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Sweden is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and contributes to CSDP missions and operations. In 2022 Sweden applied for NATO membership and was formally invited to join the alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid. The inventory of the SAF is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military hardware.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 67 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.4% 1.1%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,455,550 30,000
Reserve personnel: 1,155,000 34,500
Available for military: 319,129,420 2,065,782

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4,614 121
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,600 2,071
Total artillery: 2,799 268
Self-propelled artillery: 100 48
Rocket artillery: 960 0

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 2,263 207
Fighter aircraft: 173 0
Multirole aircraft: 405 94
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 729 53
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 267 186
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 23 7
Submarines: 16 5

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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.

Sweden

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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.