India Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • India military size for 2019 was 3,045,000.00, a 0.61% increase from 2018.
  • India military size for 2018 was 3,026,500.00, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • India military size for 2017 was 3,031,000.00, a 1.68% increase from 2016.
  • India military size for 2016 was 2,981,050.00, a 6.51% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,045,000.00
Pakistan 943,000.00
Egypt 836,000.00
Indonesia 676,000.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 311,000.00
Morocco 246,000.00
Bangladesh 227,000.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,000.00
Philippines 155,000.00
Lao PDR 129,000.00
Sudan 124,000.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,000.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 48,000.00
El Salvador 42,000.00
Cameroon 34,000.00
Kenya 29,000.00
Georgia 26,000.00
Honduras 23,000.00
Mauritania 21,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 21,000.00
Mongolia 18,000.00
Ghana 16,000.00
Zambia 16,000.00
Djibouti 13,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,000.00
Papua New Guinea 4,000.00
Timor-Leste 2,000.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,000.00
West Bank and Gaza 0.00
Republic of Congo 0.00
India Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 3,045,000.00 0.61%
2018 3,026,500.00 -0.15%
2017 3,031,000.00 1.68%
2016 2,981,050.00 6.51%
2015 2,798,800.00 1.79%
2014 2,749,700.00 0.00%
2013 2,749,700.00 0.77%
2012 2,728,700.00 3.08%
2011 2,647,150.00 0.82%
2010 2,625,586.00 0.00%
2009 2,625,586.00 1.69%
2008 2,582,000.00 0.23%
2007 2,576,000.00 -0.50%
2006 2,589,000.00 -15.03%
2005 3,047,000.00 16.43%
2004 2,617,000.00 8.38%
2003 2,414,700.00 1.13%
2002 2,387,700.00 1.49%
2001 2,352,700.00 -0.81%
2000 2,372,000.00 4.82%
1999 2,263,000.00 -0.09%
1998 2,265,000.00 1.43%
1997 2,233,000.00 0.45%
1996 2,223,000.00 3.42%
1995 2,149,500.00 69.25%
1994 1,270,000.00 0.00%
1993 1,270,000.00 0.00%
1992 1,270,000.00 0.00%
1991 1,270,000.00 0.79%
1990 1,260,000.00 0.00%
1989 1,260,000.00 0.00%
1985 1,260,000.00 0.00%