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Military power of South Korea & India

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South Korea vs India

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Country: South Korea (KR) India (IN)
Capital: Seoul New Delhi
Population: 51,709,098 1,352,642,280
Area: 100,210 km2 3,287,590 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 67 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 2.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 1,455,550
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 1,155,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 319,129,420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,446 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,290 8,600
Total artillery: 5,958 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 1,890 100
Rocket artillery: 214 960

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,570 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 151 173
Multirole aircraf: 320 405
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 786 729
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 151 267
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 12 11
Frigates: 13 13
Corvettes: 16 23
Submarines: 15 16

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military 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.