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Military of India

Military branches:

Army, Navy (includes naval air arm), Air Force, Coast Guard, various security or paramilitary forces (includes Border Security Force, Assam Rifles, National Security Guards, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Special Frontier Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Railway Protection Force, and Defense Security Corps)


Military manpower - military age and obligation:

16 years of age for voluntary military service (2001)


Military manpower - availability:

males age 16-49: 287,551,111 (2005 est.)


Military manpower - fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 219,471,999 (2005 est.)


Military manpower - reaching military age annually:

males: 11,446,452 (2005 est.)


Military expenditures - dollar figure:

$16.97 billion (2004)


Military expenditures - percent of GDP:

2.5% (2004)