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Country: USA (US) India (IN)
Capital: Washington New Delhi
Population: 331,449,281 1,352,642,280
Area: 9,857,306 km2 3,287,590 km2
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Economy Comparison:

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Military budget: 738 billion $ 67 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.42% 2.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,385,727 1,455,550
Reserve personnel: 849,450 1,155,000
Available for military: 73,270,043 319,129,420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6,612 4,614
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41,237 8,600
Total artillery: 4,243 2,799
Self-propelled artillery: 1,498 100
Rocket artillery: 1,366 960

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12,930 2,263
Fighter aircraft: 461 173
Multirole aircraf: 2,417 405
Attack aircraft: 566 120
Helicopters: 4,741 729
UCAV (combat drone): 334 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 460 267
Aircraftcarriers: 20 1
Destroyers: 94 11
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 22 23
Submarines: 69 16

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Nuclear weapons

USA

The first country to develop and to military use nuclear warheads in the world. Everything started from the Manhattan project, a research that had one particular goal in focus – to develop and produce the first nuclear weapon. Americans were the first to wield such powerful weapon. Everything started in 1941, which is date of the beginning of Manhattan project. Since the end of the Second World War, United States became the leading country when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads and it lasted approximately to 1980s. We should also bear in mind that United States are also the only nation that ever used nuclear weapon in military conflict.

In 1960, the amount of warheads stored by Americans exceeded 30,000. However, it is worth to note that throughout the entire period of the so-called Cold War, USA managed to build approximately 70,000 nuclear warheads, what is more than all other countries with access to nuclear weapons combined. From the first test that happened in 1945 to this day, the USA conducted 1054 tests of atomic bombs. Still, as a result of introduced restrictions on the amount of warheads one state can possess, the current number has dropped to 6500 warheads. Noteworthy is also the fact that out of this number, United States deployed only 1600.

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

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

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.