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India is the top country by armed forces personnel in the world. As of 2017, armed forces personnel in India was 3.03 million that accounts for 11.13 % of the world's armed forces personnel. The top 5 countries (others are China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and the United States of America) account for 36.74 % of it. The world's total armed forces personnel was estimated at 27.2 million in 2017.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
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.