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Country: Israel (IL) India (IN)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) New Delhi
Population: 8 238 300 1 276 267 000
Area: 20 770 km2 3 287 590 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 176 500 2 140 000
Reserve personnel: 445 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 319 129 420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 4 426
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 5 681
Total artillery: 1 522 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 614 290
Rocket artillery: 48 292

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 772 2 216
Fighter aircraft: 52 323
Multirole aircraf: 352 329
Attack aircraft: 25 220
Helicopters: 177 725

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 214
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 0 15
Corvettes: 3 24
Submarines: 5 15

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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

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.