Indian Defence Services Essay

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Indian Armed Forces Indian Armed Forces Emblem of India Service branches Indian Army Indian Navy Indian Air Force Indian Coast Guard Strategic Nuclear Command Integrated Space Cell Leadership Commander-in-Chief President Pratibha Patil Ministry of Defence A. K. Antony Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma Manpower Military age 17.5 years of age Conscription None Available for military service 319,129,420 males, age 16–49 (2010 est.), 296,071,637 females, age 16–49 (2010 est.) Fit for military service 249,531,562 males, age 16–49 (2010 est.), 240,039,958 females, age 16–49 (2010 est.) Reaching military age annually 12,151,065 males (2010 est.), 10,745,891 females (2010 est.) Active personnel 1,325,000 Reserve personnel 2,142,821 Expenditures Budget $36.03 billion (FY11) Percent of GDP 1.83% (2011 est.) Related articles History Military history of India British Indian Army Indian National Army Ranks Air Force Army Navy The Indian Armed Forces are the various armed forces of the Republic of India. They include theIndian Army, the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force, and are assisted by three paramilitary forces (the Indian Coast Guard, Assam Rifles, and Special Frontier Force) and various inter-service institutions. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces is managed by Ministry of Defence (MoD) which is led by Union Cabinet Minister of Defense. The IAF is one of the world's largest military forces, with roughly 1.32 million active standing army and 2.14 million reserve forces thus giving India the third-largest active troops in the world as of 2006 after the People's Liberation Army and US Armed Forces.[ Auxiliary services include the Indian Coast Guard, the Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF) and the Strategic Forces

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