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Country: Israel (IL) India (IN)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) New Delhi
Population: 9,353,610 1,352,642,280
Area: 20,770 km2 3,287,590 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.7 billion $ 67 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.6% 2.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169,500 1,455,550
Reserve personnel: 465,000 1,155,000
Available for military: 1,797,960 319,129,420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,650 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,135 8,600
Total artillery: 1,000 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 650 100
Rocket artillery: 48 960

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 618 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 41 173
Multirole aircraf: 230 405
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 128 729
UCAV (combat drone): 15 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 267
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 7 23
Submarines: 6 16

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.