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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: 51 446 201 1 276 267 000
Area: 100 210 km2 3 287 590 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 625 000 2 140 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 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 4 426
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 5 681
Total artillery: 5 958 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 290
Rocket artillery: 214 292

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 526 2 261
Fighter aircraft: 151 323
Multirole aircraf: 265 374
Attack aircraft: 0 220
Helicopters: 786 725

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Navy

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Total naval: 151 214
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 12 11
Frigates: 13 15
Corvettes: 16 24
Submarines: 15 15

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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.