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Country: North Korea (KP) India (IN)
Capital: Pyongyang New Delhi
Population: 24 895 000 1 276 267 000
Area: 120 540 km2 3 287 590 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 2 140 000
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 4 426
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 5 681
Total artillery: 13 000 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 290
Rocket artillery: 5 000 292

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 2 261
Fighter aircraft: 349 323
Multirole aircraf: 35 374
Attack aircraft: 154 220
Helicopters: 202 725

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 214
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 6 15
Corvettes: 6 24
Submarines: 75 15

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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.