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Nepal

National Flag: Nepal 803c179712ee14fbf62d6fe729159d6b332ceadd51dc18ed69e6db4c267d68a4

Sub Region: Southern Asia

Official Armed Forces Name: Nepalese Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 147,181.0 72
Population  
Population 28,037,904 44
Labor Force 14,760,000 37
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 21,154 94
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 70,091 88
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 754 103
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 2,500 100
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 8,054 72
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 97,000 45
Paramilitary Personnel 97,000 29
Military Reservists 0 78
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 338 99
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 1,120 90
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 3,484 106
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 11,546 105
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 10,844 101
Railway Length (km) 59 101
Number of Airports 47 68
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.548 84
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 0 82
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 20,000 94
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 0 82
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 0 71
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 25 106
Land Power 93 105
Air Power 69 104
Sea Power 0 87
Transport Power 173 105
Total War Potential 26 105

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Nepali Air Defense Forces
Airborne Force Shree Bhairavnath Battalion 1910
Land Based Missile Force Nepali Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Nepali Army
Special Forces Nepali Special Forces
Air Forces  
Army Aviation Nepalese Army Air Service
Sea Forces  

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 0 87
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 52
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 56
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 40 59
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 13 99
Self-propelled Howitzers 0 65
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 60
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 0 30
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 8 85
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 70 73
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 22
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 0 10
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 32 43
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 19 93
Total Fighter Aircraft 0 74
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 60
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 0 23
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 35
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 3 46
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 1 28
Trainer Aircraft 0 70
Total Helicopters 15 77
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 15 78
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 0 87
Total Ships 0 67
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 0 18
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 0 36
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 0 52
Total Submarines 0 20
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 8
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 0 12
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 0 45
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.