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    India Military - 2006

      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 service age and obligation:
      16 years of age for voluntary military service (2001)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 16-49: 287,551,111
      females age 16-49: 268,524,835 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 16-49: 219,471,999
      females age 16-49: 209,917,553 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 11,446,452
      females age 16-49: 10,665,877 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $19.04 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.5% (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding India on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of India Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about India Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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