The average for 2018 based on 164 countries was 165885 people.The highest value was in India: 3026500 people and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 180 people. The indicator is available from 1985 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Measure: people; Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies
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.