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15 World's Most Powerful Military And Pakistan Army Is On Number 13

15 World’s Most Powerful Military And Pakistan Army Is On Number 13

A comprehensively famous United States site called “Worldwide Firepower” has positioned Pakistan as the thirteenth most effective military power in the world.Global Firepower positions the world’s real militaries in light of specific criteria by computing measurements and authority numbers.

The site positions nations’ military power in view of the following factors;

  1. Diversity of weapons along with the total number of weapons.
  2. Geographical factors.
  3. Logistical flexibility.
  4. Natural resources and local industry influence.
  5. Nuclear powers receive a slight edge in the rankings.
  6. Higher population of the country means higher rank.
  7. Land-locked (having no sea) countries are not ranked for their Navy. Countries having a naval force but no diversity of weapons receive a low score in the rankings.
  8. Countries having alliances for example NATO receive an edge in the rankings as well due to the sharing of resources.
  9. Ranking is independent of the country’s political or military leadership.

15 World’s Most Powerful Military And Pakistan Army Is On Number 13

1. United States of America:

United States of america spend more money on its defense power. According to the reports US defense budget is $587.8 billion.

Here is how the rest of its firepower stands.

  • Power Index rating: 0.0857
  • Total population: 323,995,528
  • Total military personnel: 2,363,675
  • Total aircraft: 13,762
  • Fighter aircraft: 2,296
  • Combat tanks: 5,884
  • Total naval assets: 415 (19 aircraft carriers)

2. Russia:

Russia has a defense budget of $44.6 billion. Here is why it ranks second;

  • Power Index rating: 0.0929
  • Total population: 142,355,415
  • Total military personnel: 3,371,027
  • Total aircraft strength: 3,794
  • Fighter aircraft: 806
  • Combat tanks: 20,216
  • Total naval assets: 352 (one aircraft carrier)

3. China:

China also spend a huge amount on its military. The country’s defense budget is $161.7 billion.

  • Power Index rating: 0.0945
  • Total population: 1,373,541,278
  • Total military personnel: 3,712,500
  • Total aircraft strength: 2,955
  • Fighter aircraft: 1,271
  • Combat tanks: 6,457
  • Total naval assets: 714 (one aircraft carrier)

4. India:

India stands at number 4 with a spending of $51 billion on its military.

  • Power Index rating: 0.1593
  • Total population: 1,266,883,598
  • Total military personnel: 4,207,250
  • Total aircraft strength: 2,102
  • Fighter aircraft: 676
  • Combat tanks: 4,426
  • Total naval assets: 295 (three aircraft carriers)

5. France:

France spends $35 billion on its military, here is how French military ranks;

  • Power Index rating: 0.1914
  • Total population: 66,836,154
  • Total military personnel: 387,635
  • Total aircraft strength: 1,305
  • Fighter aircraft 296
  • Combat tanks: 406
  • Total naval assets: 118 (four aircraft carriers)

6. United Kingdom:

UK has allocated $45.7 billion for its military forces, and the rest of the numbers go like this;

  • Power Index rating: 0.2131
  • Total population: 64,430,428
  • Total military personnel: 232,675
  • Total aircraft strength: 856
  • Fighter aircraft: 88
  • Combat tanks 249
  • Total naval assets: 76 (two aircraft carriers)

7. Japan:

Japan spends $43.8 billion on its defense. Its strength is defined by these numbers.

  • Power Index rating: 0.2137
  • Total population: 126,702,133
  • Total military personnel: 311,875
  • Total aircraft strength: 1,594
  • Fighter aircraft: 288
  • Combat tanks: 700
  • Total naval assets: 131 (four aircraft carriers)

8. Turkey:

Turkey has allotted $8.2 billion for its military. Its firepower stands like this;

  • Power Index rating: 0.2491
  • Total population: 80,274,604
  • Total military personnel: 743,415
  • Total aircraft strength: 1,018
  • Fighter aircraft: 207
  • Combat tanks: 2,445
  • Total naval assets: 194

9. Germany:

Germany is 9th on the list with a military spending of $39.2 billion. Its firepower stands as following;

  • Power Index rating: 0.2609
  • Total population: 80,722,792
  • Total military personnel: 210,000
  • Total aircraft strength: 698
  • Fighter aircraft: 92
  • Combat tanks: 543
  • Total naval assets: 81

10. Egypt:

Egypt has a low military spending of $4.4 billion as compared to the top 9 countries, however, they have a strong military. Its stats are shown below;

  • Power Index rating: 0.2676
  • Total population: 94,666,993
  • Total military personnel: 1,329,250
  • Total aircraft strength: 1,132
  • Fighter aircraft: 337
  • Combat tanks: 4,110
  • Total naval assets: 319 (two aircraft carriers)

11. Italy

Italy has a defense spending of $34 billion.

  • Power Index rating: 0.2694
  • Total population: 62,007,540
  • Total military personnel: 267,500
  • Total aircraft strength: 822
  • Fighter aircraft: 79
  • Combat tanks: 200
  • Total naval assets: 143 (two aircraft carriers)

12. South Korea:

South Korea spends $43.8 billion on its military. Its firepower ranking goes like this;

  • Power Index rating: 0.2741
  • Total population: 50,924,172
  • Total military personnel: 5,829,750
  • Total aircraft strength: 1,477
  • Fighter aircraft: 406
  • Combat tanks: 2,654
  • Total naval assets: 166 (one aircraft carrier)

13. Pakistan:

Pakistan pours $7 billion into its defense and has the 13th strongest military in the world. The numbers go like this;

  • Power Index rating: 0.3287
  • Total population: 201,995,540
  • Total military personnel: 919,000
  • Total aircraft strength: 951
  • Fighter aircraft: 301
  • Combat tanks: 2,924
  • Total naval assets: 197

14. Indonesia:

Indonesia spends $6.9 billion on its defense and is ranked on the following numbers;

  • Power Index rating: 0.3347
  • Total population: 258,316,051
  • Total military personnel: 975,750
  • Total aircraft strength: 441
  • Fighter aircraft: 39
  • Combat tanks: 418
  • Total naval assets: 221

15. Israel:

Israel’s budget for defense is $15.5 billion;

  • Power Index rating: 0.3476
  • Total population: 8,174,527
  • Total military personnel: 718,250
  • Total aircraft strength: 652
  • Fighter aircraft: 243
  • Combat tanks: 2,620
  • Total naval assets: 65

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