Tajikistan Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan: Land Forces, Mobile Forces (airborne, mountain infantry troops), Air and Air Defense Forces; National Guard; Ministry of Internal Affairs: Internal Troops (reserves for Armed Forces in wartime); State Committee on National Security: Border Guard Forces (2020)

Military expenditures

2.2% of GDP (2017)

2.2% of GDP (2016)

2.2% of GDP (2015)

2.1% of GDP (2014)

2.3% of GDP (2013)

country comparison to the world: 52

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan have approximately 9,500 active troops (8,000 Land and Mobile Forces; 1,500 Air and Air Defense Forces) (2020)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the Tajikistan Armed Forces' inventory is comprised of older Russian and Soviet-era equipment; it has received limited quantities of weapons systems since 2010, most of which was second-hand material from Russia (2020)

Military deployments

contributes troops to CSTO's Rapid Reaction Force (2021)

Military service age and obligation

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; 12-18 month conscript service obligation (2019)

NOTE: The information regarding Tajikistan on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tajikistan 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tajikistan 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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