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Armed forces personnel, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 165 countries was 163497 people.The highest value was in India: 3031000 people and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 0 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
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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.
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