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India: Military

Military India
Military branches:
Army, Navy (including naval air arm), Air Force, Strategic Nuclear Command (SNC), Coast Guard, various security or paramilitary forces (including Border Security Force, Assam Rifles, Rashtriya Rifles, National Security Guards, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Special Frontier Force, Ladakh Scouts, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Railway Protection Force, Defense Security Corps, and Indian Reserve Battalions)
Military manpower - military age:
17 years of age (2003 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 288,251,975 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 169 million (2003 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 11,035,174 (2003 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$11.52 billion (FY02)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
2.3% (FY02)

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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