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India Military Profile 2017

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Military branchesArmy, Navy (includes naval air arm), Air Force, Coast Guard (2011)
Military service age and obligation16-18 years of age for voluntary military service (Army 17 1/2, Air Force 17, Navy 16 1/2); no conscription; women may join as officers, currently serve in combat roles as pilots, and will soon be allowed in all combat roles (2016)
Military expenditures2.42% of GDP (2015)
2.49% of GDP (2014)
2.46% of GDP (2013)
2.54% of GDP (2012)
2.65% of GDP (2011)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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