Ranked:
9th (2012)

Indian Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in India. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in India

Our latest data shows that India spent $48,255,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Indian military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $466,727,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $28,616,000,000 3.0%
2002 $28,528,000,000 2.9%
2003 $29,165,000,000 2.8%
2004 $33,879,000,000 2.8%
2005 $36,054,000,000 2.8%
2006 $36,225,000,000 2.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $36,664,000,000 2.3%
2008 $41,585,000,000 2.6%
2009 $48,963,000,000 2.9%
2010 $49,159,000,000 2.7%
2011 $49,634,000,000 2.6%
2012 $48,255,000,000 2.5%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for India include expenditure on the paramilitary forces of the Border Security Force, the Central Reserve Police Force, the Assam Rifles, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and, from 2007 the Sashastra Seema Bal but do not include spending on military nuclear activities.

Other Countries in the Region

Japanese Flag Japan
$59,242 Million (2012)
Bruneian Flag Brunei
$402 Million (2012)
Malaysian Flag Malaysia
$4,662 Million (2012)
Mongolian Flag Mongolia
$108 Million (2012)
Taiwanese Flag Taiwan
$10,513 Million (2012)
Afghan Flag Afghanistan
$770 Million (2012)
Australian Flag Australia
$25,555 Million (2012)
Timorese Flag East Timor
$34 Million (2012)

India's Military Branches

Army, Navy (includes naval air arm), Air Force, Coast Guard.

Military Service Age in India

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.