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Maldives Military 2015
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SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Maldives Military 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Military branches:
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF): Marine Corps, Security Protection Group, Coast Guard (2010)

Military service age and obligation:
18-28 years of age for voluntary service; no conscription; 10th grade or equivalent education required; must not be a member of a political party (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 156,319
females age 16-49: 98,815 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 135,374
females age 16-49: 85,181 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 4,167
female: 3,595 (2010 est.)

Military - note:
the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), with its small size and with little serviceable equipment, is inadequate to prevent external aggression and is primarily tasked to reinforce the Maldives Police Service (MPS) and ensure security in the exclusive economic zone (2008)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Maldives on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Maldives Military 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Maldives Military 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order




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