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Armed Forces (Percent Labor Force)
2001
Total Armed Forces
2,352,700
Armed Forces (Percent Labor Force)
0.56%

Military Spending

Military Expenditure (% of GDP)
2.43%
Total Military Spending
$50.2 billion

Military Manpower

Total Fit For Military Service
489,571,520
Female Fit For Military Service
240,039,958
Male Fit For Military Service
249,531,562

Military Branches and Regulations

Military Branches
Army; Navy (includes naval air arm); Air Force; Coast Guard (2011)
Conscription Regulations
16-18 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, but for noncombat roles only (2012)

Military History

Military Defeats
Beginning Date
October 20 1962
Reason War Began
A disputed Himalayan border was the main pretext for war.
End Date
November 21 1962

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Other Military Involvements
Beginning Year
1967
Reason War Began
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