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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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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: 16.6 billion $ 74 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 2%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)


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Active personnel: 41,199 1,400,000
Reserve personnel: 6,532 1,155,000
Available for military: 7,728,129 319,129,420


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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)

Land Forces

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Tanks: 18 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,116 8,600
Total artillery: 75 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 52 100
Rocket artillery: 0 960


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

Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 183 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 0 173
Multirole aircraft: 61 405
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 82 729
UCAV (combat drone): 4 12

Total aircraft

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


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Total naval: 144 267
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 4 11
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 4 16

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)

Nuclear weapons


Netherlands participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.


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


17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.


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.