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Administrative DivisionJharkhand
Dictionary Results for India:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia;
         second most populous country in the world; achieved
         independence from the United Kingdom in 1947 [syn: India,
         Republic of India, Bharat]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
India \In"di*a\, n. [See Indian.]
   A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and
   Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or
   [1913 Webster]

   India ink, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from
      China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in
      square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and
      animal glue. Called also China ink. The true India ink
      is sepia. See Sepia.

   India matting, floor matting made in China, India, etc.,
      from grass and reeds; -- also called Canton matting or
      China matting.

   India paper, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not
      glossy surface, used for printing from engravings,
      woodcuts, etc.

   India proof (Engraving), a proof impression from an
      engraved plate, taken on India paper.

   India rubber. See Caoutchouc.

   India-rubber tree (Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but
      especially the East Indian Ficus elastica, often
      cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves.
      [1913 Webster]

3. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   occurs only in Esther 1:1 and 8:9, where the extent of the
   dominion of the Persian king is described. The country so
   designated here is not the peninsula of Hindustan, but the
   country surrounding the Indus, the Punjab. The people and the
   products of India were well known to the Jews, who seem to have
   carried on an active trade with that country (Ezek. 27:15, 24).

4. Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
India, praise; law

5. CIA World Factbook 2002

   Introduction India
                            Background: The Indus Valley civilization, one
                                        of the oldest in the world, goes
                                        back at least 5,000 years. Aryan
                                        tribes from the northwest invaded
                                        about 1500 B.C.; their merger with
                                        the earlier inhabitants created the
                                        classical Indian culture. Arab
                                        incursions starting in the 8th
                                        century and Turkish in 12th were
                                        followed by European traders
                                        beginning in the late 15th century.
                                        By the 19th century, Britain had
                                        assumed political control of
                                        virtually all Indian lands.
                                        Nonviolent resistance to British
                                        colonialism under Mohandas GANDHI
                                        and Jawaharlal NEHRU led to
                                        independence in 1947. The
                                        subcontinent was divided into the
                                        secular state of India and the
                                        smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A
                                        third war between the two countries
                                        in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan
                                        becoming the separate nation of
                                        Bangladesh. Fundamental concerns in
                                        India include the ongoing dispute
                                        with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive
                                        overpopulation, environmental
                                        degradation, extensive poverty, and
                                        ethnic and religious strife, all
                                        this despite impressive gains in
                                        economic investment and output.
   Geography India
                              Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian
                                        Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between
                                        Burma and Pakistan
                Geographic coordinates: 20 00 N, 77 00 E
                        Map references: Asia
                                  Area: total: 3,287,590 sq km
                                        land: 2,973,190 sq km
                                        water: 314,400 sq km
                    Area - comparative: slightly more than one-third the
                                        size of the US
                       Land boundaries: total: 14,103 km
                                        border countries: Bangladesh 4,053
                                        km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km,
                                        China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km,
                                        Pakistan 2,912 km
                             Coastline: 7,000 km
                       Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
                                        territorial sea: 12 NM
                                        continental shelf: 200 NM or to the
                                        edge of the continental margin
                                        exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                               Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in
                                        south to temperate in north
                               Terrain: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in
                                        south, flat to rolling plain along
                                        the Ganges, deserts in west,
                                        Himalayas in north
                    Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
                                        highest point: Kanchenjunga 8,598 m
                     Natural resources: coal (fourth-largest reserves in the
                                        world), iron ore, manganese, mica,
                                        bauxite, titanium ore, chromite,
                                        natural gas, diamonds, petroleum,
                                        limestone, arable land
                              Land use: arable land: 54.35%
                                        permanent crops: 2.66%
                                        other: 42.99% (1998 est.)
                        Irrigated land: 590,000 sq km (1998 est.)
                       Natural hazards: droughts; flash floods, as well as
                                        widespread and destructive flooding
                                        from monsoonal rains; severe
                                        thunderstorms; earthquakes
          Environment - current issues: deforestation; soil erosion;
                                        overgrazing; desertification; air
                                        pollution from industrial effluents
                                        and vehicle emissions; water
                                        pollution from raw sewage and runoff
                                        of agricultural pesticides; tap
                                        water is not potable throughout the
                                        country; huge and growing population
                                        is overstraining natural resources
            Environment - international party to: Antarctic-Environmental
                            agreements: Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living
                                        Resources, Antarctic Treaty,
                                        Biodiversity, Climate Change,
                                        Desertification, Endangered Species,
                                        Environmental Modification,
                                        Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea,
                                        Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer
                                        Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical
                                        Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94,
                                        Wetlands, Whaling
                                        signed, but not ratified: none of
                                        the selected agreements
                      Geography - note: dominates South Asian subcontinent;
                                        near important Indian Ocean trade
   People India
                            Population: 1,045,845,226 (July 2002 est.)
                         Age structure: 0-14 years: 32.7% (male 175,858,386;
                                        female 165,724,901)
                                        15-64 years: 62.6% (male
                                        338,957,463; female 316,063,497)
                                        65 years and over: 4.7% (male
                                        24,975,465; female 24,265,514) (2002
                Population growth rate: 1.51% (2002 est.)
                            Birth rate: 23.79 births/1,000 population (2002
                            Death rate: 8.62 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                    Net migration rate: -0.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                        (2002 est.)
                             Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                        under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
                                        15-64 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
                                        65 years and over: 1.03 male(s)/
                                        total population: 1.07 male(s)/
                                        female (2002 est.)
                 Infant mortality rate: 61.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
              Life expectancy at birth: total population: 63.23 years
                                        female: 63.93 years (2002 est.)
                                        male: 62.55 years
                  Total fertility rate: 2.98 children born/woman (2002 est.)
      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.7% (1999 est.)
     HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ 3.7 million (1999 est.)
                     HIV/AIDS - deaths: 310,000 (1999 est.)
                           Nationality: noun: Indian(s)
                                        adjective: Indian
                         Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%,
                                        Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)
                             Religions: Hindu 81.3%, Muslim 12%, Christian
                                        2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups
                                        including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi 2.5%
                             Languages: English enjoys associate status but
                                        is the most important language for
                                        national, political, and commercial
                                        communication; Hindu is the national
                                        language and primary tongue of 30%
                                        of the people; there are 14 other
                                        official languages: Bengali, Telugu,
                                        Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati,
                                        Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi,
                                        Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and
                                        Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular
                                        variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely
                                        throughout northern India but is not
                                        an official language
                              Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                        and write
                                        total population: 52%
                                        male: 65.5%
                                        female: 37.7% (1995 est.)
   Government India
                          Country name: conventional long form: Republic of
                                        conventional short form: India
                       Government type: federal republic
                               Capital: New Delhi
              Administrative divisions: 28 states and 7 union territories*;
                                        Andaman and Nicobar Islands*, Andhra
                                        Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,
                                        Bihar, Chandigarh*, Chhattisgarh,
                                        Dadra and Nagar Haveli*, Daman and
                                        Diu*, Delhi*, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana,
                                        Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir,
                                        Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala,
                                        Lakshadweep*, Madhya Pradesh,
                                        Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya,
                                        Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa,
                                        Pondicherry*, Punjab, Rajasthan,
                                        Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura,
                                        Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West
                          Independence: 15 August 1947 (from UK)
                      National holiday: Republic Day, 26 January (1950)
                          Constitution: 26 January 1950
                          Legal system: based on English common law; limited
                                        judicial review of legislative acts;
                                        accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction,
                                        with reservations
                              Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                      Executive branch: chief of state: President Abdul
                                        KALAM (since 26 July 2002); Vice
                                        President (vacant)
                                        elections: president elected by an
                                        electoral college consisting of
                                        elected members of both houses of
                                        Parliament and the legislatures of
                                        the states for a five-year term;
                                        election last held NA July 2002
                                        (next to be held NA July 2007); vice
                                        president elected by both houses of
                                        Parliament for a five-year term;
                                        election last held 16 August 1997
                                        (next to be held NA August 2002);
                                        prime minister elected by
                                        parliamentary members of the
                                        majority party following legislative
                                        elections; election last held NA
                                        October 1999 (next to be held NA
                                        October 2004)
                                        head of government: Prime Minister
                                        Atal Bihari VAJPAYEE (since 19 March
                                        cabinet: Council of Ministers
                                        appointed by the president on the
                                        recommendation of the prime minister
                                        election results: Kocheril Raman
                                        NARAYANAN elected president; percent
                                        of electoral college vote - NA%;
                                        Krishnan KANT elected vice
                                        president; percent of Parliament
                                        vote - NA%; Atal Bihari VAJPAYEE
                                        elected prime minister; percent of
                                        vote - NA%
                    Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament or Sansad
                                        consists of the Council of States or
                                        Rajya Sabha (a body consisting of
                                        not more than 250 members, up to 12
                                        of which are appointed by the
                                        president, the remainder are chosen
                                        by the elected members of the state
                                        and territorial assemblies; members
                                        serve six-year terms) and the
                                        People's Assembly or Lok Sabha (545
                                        seats; 543 elected by popular vote,
                                        2 appointed by the president;
                                        members serve five-year terms)
                                        elections: People's Assembly - last
                                        held 5 September through 3 October
                                        1999 (next to be held NA 2004)
                                        election results: People's Assembly
                                        - percent of vote by party - BJP
                                        alliance 40.8%, Congress (I)
                                        alliance 33.8%, other 25.4%; seats
                                        by party - BJP alliance 304,
                                        Congress (I) alliance 134, other 107
                       Judicial branch: Supreme Court (judges are appointed
                                        by the president and remain in
                                        office until they reach the age of
         Political parties and leaders: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra
                                        Kazhagam or AIADMK [C. Jayalalitha
                                        JAYARAM]; All India Forward Bloc or
                                        AIFB, [D. BISWAS (general
                                        secretary)]; Asom Gana Parishad
                                        [Brindaban GOSWAMI]; Bahujan Samaj
                                        Party or BSP [MAYAWATI]; Bharatiya
                                        Janata Party or BJP [Jana
                                        KRISNAMURTHY]; Biju Janata Dal or
                                        BJD [Naveen PATNAIK]; Communist
                                        Party of India or CPI [Ardhendu
                                        Bhushan BARDHAN]; Communist Party of
                                        India/Marxist-Leninist or CPI/ML
                                        [Dipankar BHATTACHARYA]; Congress
                                        (I) Party [Sonia GANDHI]; Dravida
                                        Munnetra Kazagham or DMK (a regional
                                        party in Tamil Nadu) [M.
                                        KARUNANIDHI]; Indian National League
                                        [Suliaman SAITH]; Janata Dal
                                        (Secular) [H. D. Deve GOWDA]; Janata
                                        Dal (United) or JDU [Sharad YADAV];
                                        Kerala Congress (Mani faction) [K.
                                        M. MANI]; Marumalarchi Dravida
                                        Munnetra Kazhagam or MDMK [VAIKO];
                                        Muslim League [G. M. BANATWALA];
                                        Nationalist Congress Party or NCP
                                        [Sharad PAWAR]; Rashtriya Janata Dal
                                        or RJD [Laloo Prasad YADAV];
                                        Revolutionary Socialist Party or RSP
                                        [Abani ROY]; Samajwadi Party or SP
                                        [Mulayam Singh YADAV]; Shiromani
                                        Akali Dal [G. S. TOHRA]; Shiv Sena
                                        [Bal THACKERAY]; Tamil Maanila
                                        Congress [G. K. VASAN]; Telugu Desam
                                        Party or TDP [Chandrababu NAIDU];
                                        Trinamool Congress [Mamata BANERJEE]
          Political pressure groups and numerous religious or militant/
                               leaders: chauvinistic organizations,
                                        including Vishwa Hindu Parishad,
                                        Bajrang Dal, and Rashtriya
                                        Swayamsevak Sangh; various
                                        separatist groups seeking greater
                                        communal and/or regional autonomy,
                                        including the All Parties Hurriyat
             International organization AfDB, ARF (dialogue partner), AsDB,
                         participation: ASEAN (dialogue partner), BIS, C,
                                        CCC, CP, ESCAP, FAO, G- 6, G-15, G-
                                        19, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO,
                                        ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA
                                        (observer), IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO,
                                        ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM
                                        (observer), ISO, ITU, MIPONUH,
                                        MONUC, NAM, OAS (observer), OPCW,
                                        PCA, SAARC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO,
                                        UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNIKOM, UNMEE,
                                        UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOVIC, UNU, UPU,
                                        WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO,
   Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Lalit
                                        consulate(s) general: Chicago,
                                        Houston, New York, and San Francisco
                                        FAX: [1] (202) 483-3972
                                        telephone: [1] (202) 939-7000
                                        chancery: 2107 Massachusetts Avenue
                                        NW, Washington, DC 20008; note -
                                        Embassy located at 2536
                                        Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington,
                                        DC 20008
     Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Ambassador Robert
                                    US: D. BLACKWILL (nominated March 2001)
                                        embassy: Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
                                        New Delhi 110021
                                        mailing address: use embassy street
                                        telephone: [91] (11) 419-8000
                                        FAX: [91] (11) 419-0017
                                        consulate(s) general: Chennai
                                        (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai
                      Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of
                                        orange (top), white, and green with
                                        a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel)
                                        centered in the white band; similar
                                        to the flag of Niger, which has a
                                        small orange disk centered in the
                                        white band
   Economy India
                    Economy - overview: India's economy encompasses
                                        traditional village farming, modern
                                        agriculture, handicrafts, a wide
                                        range of modern industries, and a
                                        multitude of support services. About
                                        a quarter of the population is too
                                        poor to be able to afford an
                                        adequate diet. India's international
                                        payments position remained strong in
                                        2001 with adequate foreign exchange
                                        reserves, and moderately
                                        depreciating nominal exchange rates.
                                        Growth in manufacturing output has
                                        slowed, and electricity shortages
                                        continue in many regions. India has
                                        large numbers of well-educated
                                        people skilled in English language;
                                        India is a major exporter of
                                        software services and software
                                   GDP: purchasing power parity - $2.5
                                        trillion (2001 est.)
                GDP - real growth rate: 5% (2001 est.)
                      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $2,500
                                        (2001 est.)
           GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 25%
                                        industry: 26%
                                        services: 49% (2001)
         Population below poverty line: 25% (2001 est.)
     Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: 3.5%
                      percentage share: highest 10%: 33.5% (1997)
   Distribution of family income - Gini 37.8 (1997)
      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 3.5% (2000 est.)
                           Labor force: 406 million (1999)
           Labor force - by occupation: agriculture 60%, services 23%,
                                        industry 17% (1999)
                     Unemployment rate: 4.4% (1999)
                                Budget: revenues: $48.3 billion
                                        expenditures: $78.2 billion,
                                        including capital expenditures of
                                        $13.5 billion (FY01/02 est.)
                            Industries: textiles, chemicals, food
                                        processing, steel, transportation
                                        equipment, cement, mining,
                                        petroleum, machinery, software
     Industrial production growth rate: 4.3% (2001 est.)
              Electricity - production: 547.12 billion kWh (FY 2000-01,
                                        utilities only) (2000)
    Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 83.4%
                                        hydro: 13.85%
                                        other: 0.18% (2000)
                                        nuclear: 2.57%
             Electricity - consumption: 509.89 billion kWh (2000)
                 Electricity - exports: 321 million kWh (2000)
                 Electricity - imports: 1.385 billion kWh (2000)
                Agriculture - products: rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute,
                                        tea, sugarcane, potatoes; cattle,
                                        water buffalo, sheep, goats,
                                        poultry; fish
                               Exports: $44.5 billion (f.o.b., 2001)
                 Exports - commodities: textile goods, gems and jewelry,
                                        engineering goods, chemicals,
                                        leather manufactures
                    Exports - partners: US 22.8%, Hong Kong 5.8%, Japan
                                        5.3%, UK 5.3%, Germany 4.6% (2000)
                               Imports: $53.8 billion (f.o.b., 2001)
                 Imports - commodities: crude oil, machinery, gems,
                                        fertilizer, chemicals
                    Imports - partners: Benelux 8.5%, US 8%, UK 6.2%, Japan
                                        5.7%, Saudi Arabia 4.6% (2000)
                       Debt - external: $100.3 billion (end-March 2001)
              Economic aid - recipient: $2.9 billion (FY98/99)
                              Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
                         Currency code: INR
                        Exchange rates: Indian rupees per US dollar - 48.336
                                        (January 2002), 47.186 (2001),
                                        44.942 (2000), 43.055 (1999), 41.259
                                        (1998), 36.313 (1997)
                           Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
   Communications India
        Telephones - main lines in use: 27.7 million (October 2000)
          Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.93 million (November 2000)
                      Telephone system: general assessment: mediocre
                                        service; local and long distance
                                        service provided throughout all
                                        regions of the country, with
                                        services primarily concentrated in
                                        the urban areas; major objective is
                                        to continue to expand and modernize
                                        long-distance network to keep pace
                                        with rapidly growing number of local
                                        subscriber lines; steady improvement
                                        is taking place with the recent
                                        admission of private and private-
                                        public investors, but, with
                                        telephone density at about two for
                                        each 100 persons and a waiting list
                                        of over 2 million, demand for main
                                        line telephone service will not be
                                        satisfied for a very long time
                                        domestic: local service is provided
                                        by microwave radio relay and coaxial
                                        cable, with open wire and obsolete
                                        electromechanical and manual
                                        switchboard systems still in use in
                                        rural areas; starting in the 1980s,
                                        a substantial amount of digital
                                        switch gear has been introduced for
                                        local and long-distance service;
                                        long-distance traffic is carried
                                        mostly by coaxial cable and low-
                                        capacity microwave radio relay;
                                        since 1985 significant trunk
                                        capacity has been added in the form
                                        of fiber-optic cable and a domestic
                                        satellite system with 254 earth
                                        stations; mobile cellular service is
                                        provided in four metropolitan cities
                                        international: satellite earth
                                        stations - 8 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
                                        and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean
                                        region); nine gateway exchanges
                                        operating from Mumbai (Bombay), New
                                        Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai
                                        (Madras), Jalandhar, Kanpur,
                                        Gaidhinagar, Hyderabad, and
                                        Ernakulam; 4 submarine cables -
                                        LOCOM linking Chennai (Madras) to
                                        Penang; Indo-UAE-Gulf cable linking
                                        Mumbai (Bombay) to Al Fujayrah, UAE;
                                        India-SEA-ME-WE-3, SEA-ME-WE-2 with
                                        landing sites at Cochin and Mumbai
                                        (Bombay); Fiber-Optic Link Around
                                        the Globe (FLAG) with landing site
                                        at Mumbai (Bombay) (2000)
              Radio broadcast stations: AM 153, FM 91, shortwave 68 (1998)
                                Radios: 116 million (1997)
         Television broadcast stations: 562 (of which 82 stations have 1 kW
                                        or greater power and 480 stations
                                        have less than 1 kW of power) (1997)
                           Televisions: 63 million (1997)
                 Internet country code: .in
     Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 43 (2000)
                        Internet users: 5 million (2001)
   Transportation India
                              Railways: total: 63,693 km (13,771 km
                                        broad gauge: 45,103 km 1.676-m gauge
                                        narrow gauge: 15,178 km 1.000-
                                        m gauge; 3,105 km 0.762-m gauge; 307
                                        km 0.610-m gauge (2001)
                              Highways: total: 3,319,644 km
                                        paved: 1,517,077 km
                                        unpaved: 1,802,567 km (1996)
                             Waterways: 16,180 km
                                        note: 3,631 km navigable by large
                             Pipelines: crude oil 3,005 km; petroleum
                                        products 2,687 km; natural gas 1,700
                                        km (1995)
                     Ports and harbors: Chennai (Madras), Cochin, Jawaharal
                                        Nehru, Kandla, Kolkata (Calcutta),
                                        Mumbai (Bombay), Vishakhapatnam
                       Merchant marine: total: 319 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                        totaling 6,325,284 GRT/10,581,459
                                        ships by type: bulk 115, cargo 80,
                                        chemical tanker 16, combination bulk
                                        1, combination ore/oil 3, container
                                        13, liquefied gas 9, passenger/cargo
                                        5, petroleum tanker 74, short-sea
                                        passenger 2, specialized tanker 1
                                        note: includes some foreign-owned
                                        ships registered here as a flag of
                                        convenience: China 1, United Arab
                                        Emirates 10, United Kingdom 1 (2002
                              Airports: 335 (2001)
         Airports - with paved runways: total: 234
                                        over 3,047 m: 14
                                        2,438 to 3,047 m: 48
                                        914 to 1,523 m: 75
                                        under 914 m: 17 (2001)
                                        1,524 to 2,437 m: 80
       Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 101
                                        2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
                                        1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
                                        under 914 m: 52 (2001)
                                        914 to 1,523 m: 41
                             Heliports: 18 (2001)
   Military India
                     Military branches: Army, Navy (including naval air
                                        arm), Air Force, Strategic Nuclear
                                        Command (SNC), Coast Guard, various
                                        security or paramilitary forces
                                        (including Border Security Force,
                                        Assam Rifles, Rashtriya Rifles,
                                        National Security Guards, Indo-
                                        Tibetan Border Police, Special
                                        Frontier Force, Ladakh Scouts,
                                        Central Reserve Police Force,
                                        Central Industrial Security Force,
                                        Railway Protection Force, Defense
                                        Security Corps, and Indian Reserve
      Military manpower - military age: 17 years of age (2002 est.)
      Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 285,729,565 (2002
   Military manpower - fit for military males age 15-49: 167,599,380 (2002
                               service: est.)
           Military manpower - reaching males: 10,879,384 (2002 est.)
                 military age annually:
         Military expenditures - dollar $12,079.7 million (FY01)
     Military expenditures - percent of 2.5% (FY01)
   Transnational Issues India
              Disputes - international: discussions with Bangladesh remain
                                        stalled to delimit a small section
                                        of river boundary, demarcate and
                                        fence off the entire boundary,
                                        exchange 162 minuscule enclaves, and
                                        allocate divided villages while
                                        skirmishes, illegal trafficking, and
                                        violence along the border continue;
                                        Bangladesh has protested India's
                                        attempts to fence off high traffic
                                        sections of the porous boundary;
                                        dispute with Bangladesh over New
                                        Moore/South Talpatty Island in the
                                        Bay of Bengal; much of the rugged,
                                        militarized boundary with China is
                                        in dispute but talks to resolve the
                                        least contested middle sector
                                        resumed in 2001; with Pakistan,
                                        armed stand-off over the status and
                                        sovereignty of Kashmir continues;
                                        dispute with Pakistan over terminus
                                        of Rann of Kutch prevents extension
                                        of a maritime boundary; water-
                                        sharing problems with Pakistan
                                        persist over the Indus River (Wular
                                        Barrage); Joint Border Committee
                                        formed with Nepal in 2001 is
                                        intended to resolve 53 disputed
                                        sections of boundary covering an
                                        area of 720 sq km
                         Illicit drugs: world's largest producer of licit
                                        opium for the pharmaceutical trade,
                                        but an undetermined quantity of
                                        opium is diverted to illicit
                                        international drug markets; transit
                                        country for illicit narcotics
                                        produced in neighboring countries;
                                        illicit producer of hashish and

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