Bhutan Military

Bhutan is an isolated landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. It covers an area of 38,394 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 762,698 people. Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy with an independent judiciary and legislative branch. Its military consists of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), which includes ground forces, air wing, and naval forces. The RBA is responsible for defending Bhutan against external aggression and maintaining internal security. Additionally, it provides assistance to civil authorities in times of emergency or disasters. The RBA also participates in regional peacekeeping operations and contributes personnel to UN missions overseas. The Ministry of Defense is responsible for overseeing the RBA’s operations and ensuring that it meets its national defense objectives. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Bhutan.


The country’s defense (2009) is based on volunteerism and comprises about 7,000 men for border protection and defense of some fortified garrisons. The situation between China and India is strategically important. India has since 1959 promised military support for aggression. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that RUB stands for Bhutan.

Bhutan Army

Land area 38,394 km²
Total population 782.318
Residents per km² 20.4
Capital Thimphu
Official language Dzongkha
Income per capita $ 9,000
Currency Ngultrum
ISO 3166 code BT
Internet TLD .bt
License plate BHT
Telephone code +975
Time zone UTC +6
Geographic coordinates 27 30 N, 90 30 O
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