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Iran is a country located in Middle East with an area of 1,648,195 km2 (land boundries: 5,894 km and costline 2,440 km - note: Iran also borders the Caspian Sea (740 km)). The capital of Iran is Tehran. The number of inhabitants is 83,183,741.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was formed in May 1979. The IRGC was a highly institutionalized and parallel military force to Iran’s regular armed forces. The Iranian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and mostly older foreign equipment largely of Chinese, Russian, Soviet, and US origin. Iran has a defense industry with the capacity to develop, produce, support, and sustain air, land, missile, and naval weapons programs.

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 67 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 2.4%

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: 610,000 1,455,550
Reserve personnel: 350,000 1,155,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 319,129,420

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

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Tanks: 2,842 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 8,600
Total artillery: 4,873 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 100
Rocket artillery: 1,755 960

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 973 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 112 173
Multirole aircraf: 75 405
Attack aircraft: 23 120
Helicopters: 519 729
UCAV (combat drone): 83 12

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: 272 267
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 3 23
Submarines: 19 16

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Iran

Does not have 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.

Military service

Iran

18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18 months; women exempt from 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.