The strength of India and China’s defence forces compared – Business Insider India

  • China ranked second in military spending with military outlays totalling up to $261 billion. Whereas, India ranks third with military outlays totalling to $71.1 billion.
  • China ranks third in aircraft strength with 3,210 aircraft in comparison to India which ranks fourth with 2,123 aircraft.
  • India’s DRDO has been conducting trials of ballistic missile Prithvi-1 which has 150 km-range, and Prithvi-2 with 250 km-range.

In 2020, China had the largest active military force in the world, with about 2.18 million active troops. India, the United States, North Korea, and Russia rounded out the top five countries with the largest active-duty military forces, according to Statista.

China ranked second in military spending, as it has done since 2008 with military outlays totalling up to $261 billion. Whereas, India ranks third with military outlays totalling to $71.1 billion, according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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China ranks third in aircraft strength, according to Global firepower. It has 3,210 aircraft in comparison to India which ranks fourth with 2,123 aircraft. Most importantly, China has two times the number of fighters and interceptors than India. It also has 507 serviceable airports compared to 346 airports in India.

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An Indian Air Force fighter jet touches down on the Agra Lucknow Expressway on Monday NOVEMBER 21, 2016 BCCL

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