List of Top 25 Most Powerful Militaries in the World: Global Firepower Ranking

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List of Top 25 Most Powerful Militaries in the World: Global Firepower Ranking

ISLAMABAD - The Global Firepower ranking utilises over 55 factors to determine a country’s PowerIndex score. The formula allows smaller, more technologically advanced countries to compete with larger, less developed ones. A perfect PowerIndex score is 0.0000, which is realistically unattainable. The closer countries are to that number, the more powerful their military is. For example, the Power Index rating for the US is 0.0615. For Pakistan, the figure stands at 0.2798 and for India, it is 0.1065.

According to the ranking, Pakistan has an estimated total of 1,204,000 military personnel, total aircraft strength of 1342 (ranked 7th out of 137), 348 fighter aircraft, 197 total naval assets and a defence budget of $7billion. India, meanwhile, has an estimated 3,462,500 military personnel, a total aircraft strength of 2082 (4th out of 137), 4,184 combat tanks, 295 total naval assets and one aircraft carrier. India’s defence budget is $55.2billion.

The three countries with the least powerful armies, according to the ranking, are Bhutan, Liberia and Suriname, which rank 137, 136 and 135 respectively. Top 25 most powerful militaries in 2019:

1. The US

2. Russia

3. China

4. India

5. France

6. Japan

7. South Korea

8. United Kingdom

9. Turkey

10. Germany

11. Italy

12. Egypt

13. Brazil

14. Iran

15. Pakistan

16. Indonesia

17. Israel

18. North Korea

19. Australia

20. Spain

21. Canada

22. Taiwan

23. Vietnam

24. Poland.

25. Saudi Arabia