India Military Size 1985-2021

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 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.
  • India military size for 2015 was 2,798,800.00, a 1.79% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
India Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%