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Bhutan:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Royal Bhutan Army (includes Royal Bodyguard and Royal Bhutan Police) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 190,104
females age 16-49: 167,289 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 146,063
females age 16-49: 131,193 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 7,847
females age 16-49: 7,530 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Bhutan cooperates with India to expel Indian Nagaland separatists; lacking any treaty describing the boundary, Bhutan and China continue negotiations to establish a common boundary alignment to resolve territorial disputes arising from substantial cartographic discrepancies, the largest of which lie in Bhutan's northwest and along the Chumbi salient


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