Armed: Who’s defence has the biggest muscle?

New Delhi: When any threat knocks the door of a country, armed forces take charge and protect the citizens from deadly blows, laying down their lives in the service of people they don’t even know.

Defense is one of the most important aspects of any country, which plays a vital role in the security of the nation. It’s the armed forces of a country which let the citizens sleep peacefully. Armed forces are the one which stand 24X7 on the front and faces every threat to the country.

The strength and capabilities of a nation are measured by the kind of defense mechanism it has. Every country has different priorities; some prefer to nourish their forces, whereas some prefer to spend on the welfare of the citizens.

So here are the top Armed forces of the world classified on their Power Index – combination of GDP, defense spending, population, and technology- budget of defense and other factors:

 

The US

The US Armed force is supreme compared to all other forces around the world due to following factors:

Power Index: 0.2475

Defense Budget: $689,591,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 1,477,896

Labor Force: 153,600,000

Aircraft: 15,293

Naval Strength: 290

 

Russia

After US, it’s Russia which takes the second spot in terms of strength.

Power Index: 0.2618

Defense Budget: $64,000,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 1,200,000

Labor Force: 75,330,000

Aircraft: 4,498

Naval Strength: 224

 

China

The most populous country of the world holds third position when armed forces are concerned.

Power Index: 0.3351

Defense Budget: $129,272,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 2,285,000

Labor Force: 795,500,000

Aircraft: 5,048

Naval Strength: 972

 

India

The young emerging South-Asian country with second largest population takes the fourth spot in the list.

Power Index: 0.4346

Defense Budget: $44,282,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 1,325,000

Labor Force: 487,600,000

Aircraft: 1,962

Naval Strength: 170

 

The UK

The country which used to rule the world prior to Second World War now holds the fifth position when the armed forces are concerned.  

Power Index: 0.5185

Defense Budget: $57,875,170,000

Active Military Personnel: 224,500

Labor Force: 31,720,000

Aircraft: 1,412

Naval Strength: 77

 

France

After UK it’s the French armed forces which come at the sixth spot from Europe.

Power Index: 0.6163

Defense Budget: $58,244,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 362,485

Labor Force: 29,610,000

Aircraft: 544

Naval Strength: 180

 

Germany

The seventh position in the list is taken by the land of Hitler, which used to have the toughest armed force.

Power Index: 0.6491

Defense Budget: $43,478,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 148,996

Labor Force: 43,620,000

Aircraft: 925

Naval Strength: 67

 

South Korea

Then it’s the South Korean armed forces which is given eighth position in the list.

Power Index: 0.6547

Defense Budget: $28,280,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 653,000

Labor Force: 25,100,000

Aircraft: 871

Naval Strength: 190

 

Italy

The ninth is given to the European nation of Italy as far as its Army is concerned.

Power Index: 0.6838

Defense Budget: $31,946,000,000

Active Military Personnel: 293,202

Labor Force: 25,080,000

Total Aircraft: 770

Total Naval Strength: 179

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