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Bangladesh Military 2008

Military branches: Bangladesh Defense Force: Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force (Bangladesh Biman Bahini, BAF) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 16 years of age for voluntary military service; 17 years of age for officers (both with parental consent); conscription legally possible in emergency, but has never been implemented (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 41,199,340 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 31,968,168 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 1,311,850 female: 1,246,012 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.5% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Bangladesh on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bangladesh Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bangladesh Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.