Bangladesh vs. Burma


Military branchesBangladesh Defense Force: Bangladesh Army (Sena Bahini), Bangladesh Navy (Noh Bahini, BN), Bangladesh Air Force (Biman Bahini, BAF) (2013)Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw): Army (Tatmadaw Kyi), Navy (Tatmadaw Yay), Air Force (Tatmadaw Lay) (2013)
Military service age and obligation16-19 years of age for voluntary military service; Bangladeshi birth and 10th grade education required; initial obligation 15 years (2012)18-35 years of age (men) and 18-27 years of age (women) for voluntary military service; no conscription (a 2010 law reintroducing conscription has not yet entered into force); service obligation 2 years; male (ages 18-45) and female (ages 18-35) professionals (including doctors, engineers, mechanics) serve up to 3 years; service terms may be stretched to 5 years in an officially declared emergency; Burma signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 15 August 1991; on 27 June 2012, the regime signed a Joint Action Plan on prevention of child recruitment; in February 2013, the military formed a new task force to address forced child conscription, which reportedly continues (2013)
Manpower available for military servicemales age 16-49: 36,520,491 (2010 est.)males age 16-49: 14,747,845
females age 16-49: 14,710,871 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military servicemales age 16-49: 30,486,086
females age 16-49: 35,616,093 (2010 est.)
males age 16-49: 10,451,515
females age 16-49: 11,181,537 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annuallymale: 1,606,963
female: 1,689,442 (2010 est.)
male: 522,478
female: 506,388 (2010 est.)

Source: CIA Factbook