Defence Top 10

The Most Powerful Armies In the World

A country’s military base symbolises its power and status in the world. Every country across the globe is striving to create a strong military base and enter the list of the most powerful militaries in the world.

Top Countries With Strongest Armies In the World

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Here is a list of top 10 most powerful armies in the world (in no particular order). The data shared here is as of year, 2019.

1] China

China has the second largest defence budget across the globe. The China has 3,712,500 highly trained military personnel. The power index rating of the country is 0.0945. It has as many as 2,955 aircrafts and 1,271 fighter aircrafts.

China army

The number of combat tanks in the Chinese military is 6,457. The total naval assets of the country are 714. It includes one aircraft carrier. China is likely to become the military superpower.

2] Japan

Japan is ahead of the other countries in various aspects and it scores well when it comes to the military forces too. The Japan Defense Forces were established back in 1954. These are controlled by the Ministry of Defense.

Japanese Army

The total military personnel in Japan are 311,875. The power index rating of the country is 0.2137 . It has a total of 1,594 aircrafts and 288 fighter aircrafts. The number of combat tanks in the Japanese military is 700. The total naval assets of the country are 131. This includes four aircraft carriers.

3] United States

The United States boasts of one of the most powerful militaries in the world. It has a huge defense budget and has a thoroughly trained military comprising of 2,363,675 personnel.

United States Army

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The power index rating of the country is 0.0857. It has as many as 13,762 aircrafts and 2,296 fighter aircrafts. The number of combat tanks in the US military is 5,884. The total naval assets of the country are 415. It includes as many as 19 aircraft carriers.

4] India

The Indian armed forces and national security system are managed and supervised by the Ministry of Defense. India has created a highly strong army, navy and air force. The power index rating of the country is 0.1593.

Indian Army

The total military personnel in India are 4,207,250. It has a total of 2,102 aircrafts and as many as 676 fighter aircrafts. India has 4,426 combat tanks that have kept our enemy’s away for decades. The total naval assets of the country are 295. This includes three aircraft carriers.

5] United Kingdom

The British Armed Forces are undoubtedly among the most powerful military forces in the world. These are often referred to as Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. The power index rating of the country is 0.2131. The total military personnel here are 232,675.

British Army

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They have undergone rigorous training to defend the country. The power index rating of the country is 0.2131. The total military personnel are 232,675. It includes a total of 856 aircrafts, 249 combat tanks and 88 fighter aircrafts. Its total naval assets are 76.

6] Egypt

In Egypt, the state military organization is responsible for managing the Egyptian Armed Forces. Egypt has a strong army, navy, air force and air defence command. The country also has a huge paramilitary force.

Egyptian Army

The total military personnel in Egypt are 1,329,250. The power index rating of the country is 0.2676 . It has as many as 1,132 aircrafts and 337 fighter aircrafts. The number of combat tanks that form a part of the Egyptian military is 4,110. The total naval assets of the country are 319.

7] Germany

German Army

Among other things, Germany is also known for its powerful military base. It has as many as 210,000 highly trained military personnel. The power index rating of the country is 0.2609. The country boasts of 698 fully functioning aircrafts, 543 combat tanks and 92 fighter aircrafts. The total naval assets it possesses are 81.

8] Russia

The Russian Armed Forces are governed by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. The activities of the Ministry are directed by the President of the country who serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Russian Armed Forces

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There are a total of 3,371,027 military personnel in the Russian Armed Forces. The power index rating of the country is 0.0929. It has a total of 201,216 combat tanks, 3,794 aircrafts, and 806 fighter aircrafts. The total naval assets of Russia are 352 including one aircraft carrier.

9] Turkey

Turkey has maintained a strong military force that has been trained to defend the country at all times. The total military personnel in Turkey are 743,415. The power index rating of the country is 0.2491.

Turkish Armed Forces

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It has as many as 1,018 aircrafts and 207 fighter aircrafts. The number of combat tanks in the Turkey military is 2,445. The total naval assets of the country are 194.

10] France

The French Armed Forces are managed by the Ministry of the Armed Forces. Rigorous training is given to the armed forces in the country. There are 387,635 military personnel who are highly skilled and dedicated.

French Army

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The power index rating of the country is 0.1914. The total military personnel are 387, 635. It includes a total of 1,305 aircrafts, 406 combat tanks and 296 fighter aircrafts. Its total naval assets are 118. This includes four aircraft carriers.

All these countries understand the need to have a strong military base to defend the country and its citizens. These powerful military forces guard their country’s honour and ensure peace.

The military personnel keep the country’s interest above their own at all times. We salute them for their love and devotion for their country.

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