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North Korea vs India

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Country: North Korea (KP) India (IN)
Capital: Pyongyang New Delhi
Population: 25,549,604 1,352,642,280
Area: 120,540 km2 3,287,590 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1.3 billion $ 67 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.9% 2.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,280,000 1,455,550
Reserve personnel: 600,000 1,155,000
Available for military: 6,515,279 319,129,420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6,000 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,000 8,600
Total artillery: 13,000 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 4,500 100
Rocket artillery: 5,000 960

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 349 173
Multirole aircraf: 35 405
Attack aircraft: 154 120
Helicopters: 202 729
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 267
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 6 23
Submarines: 75 16

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Nuclear weapons

North Korea

Although at the beginning North Korea joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, they withdrew from it on January 2003. It was a consequence of the United States accusation. The USA government claimed that North Korea was unofficially funding a program of uranium enrichment. Because of that, they cancelled the 1994 Agreed Framework treaty and cut off the energy assistance. Two years after withdrawing, the officials from North Korea claimed that they own operational nuclear arsenal. In spite of North Koreans assurances, the United States did not believe that North Korea really posses such weapons. As a result, the government of North Korea decided to conduct tests.

There were three tests that North Korea initially conducted. The first one, with the yield of less than a kiloton, took place in 2006. However, to show that this was in fact a nuclear detonation, North Koreans conducted second and third tests, respectable in 2009 and 2013. The maximum power of the blast of the aforementioned tests can be estimated to be up to 40 kilotons. However, a lot of sources claim that yield did not surpass 10-15 kilotons. Noteworthy is also the fact that in 2016, North Korea announced that they have conducted their first hydrogen-bomb test.

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

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary 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.