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Country: United Kingdom (GB) India (IN)
Capital: London New Delhi
Population: 65 110 000 1 276 267 000
Area: 242 495 km2 3 287 590 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 156 940 2 140 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 1 155 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 319 129 420

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 407 4 426
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 5 681
Total artillery: 532 5 067
Self-propelled artillery: 117 290
Rocket artillery: 50 292

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 888 2 216
Fighter aircraft: 141 323
Multirole aircraf: 91 329
Attack aircraft: 0 220
Helicopters: 386 725

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Navy

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Total naval: 76 214
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 6 11
Frigates: 13 15
Corvettes: 0 24
Submarines: 11 15

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Nuclear weapons

United Kingdom

Third out of fifth nuclear-weapon states that are under the NPT, the treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The first successful test in the nuclear history of Great Britain occurred in October 1952, three years after Russia’s first successful attempt. “Hurricane”, which was the codename for the test assumed the use of 3 megaton bomb, which was dropped in Australia. The UK itself did not have many tests after that. Comparing to a thousand and hundreds of tests by Americans and Russians, the Brits made only 45 tests of nuclear arsenal.

We should remember about the fact that United Kingdom was in a strict cooperation with United States at the very beginning. It means that we cannot forget about the tremendous help the Americans received from the British government and men of science while developing their first nuclear bomb. Unfortunately, all the data that USA could not be sent back to the UK, since the cooperation has ended prematurely. This was one of the reasons why UK developed their first nuclear weapon so late. At this moment, they possess 215 warheads in total, out of which 120 is deployed and completely operational.

India

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.

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.