Armed Forces: Royal Bhutan Army numbered about
Military Units and Equipment: Four operational
headquartered in Changju, Damthang, Goinchawa, and
organized into companies, platoons, and sections. Airport
unit at Paro. Royal Body Guards--elite V.I.P. protection
members with counterinsurgency training. Modern small
obsolescent Indian-supplied equipment.
Military Budget: Unknown.
Foreign Military Relations: India de facto
weapons supplier, and provider of advanced training.
Paramilitary: Village security long-standing
Modern militia controlled by central government. Universal
training by Royal Bhutan Army instituted 1989. Uniformed
Guards trained by Royal Bhutan Army to protect forests and
Police Forces: Royal Bhutan Police, subordinate
Bhutan Army, headquarters in each district and
Data as of September 1991