(measure: people; Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
India: Armed forces personnel, 1985 - 2018:
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1985 to 2018. The average value for India during that period was 2286947 people with a minimum of 1260000 people in 1985 and a maximum of 3047000 people in 2005.
The latest value from 2018 is 3026500 people. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 164
countries is 165885 people.
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Definition: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.