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 donâ€™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. Itâ€™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 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
Naval Strength: 290
After US, itâ€™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
Naval Strength: 224
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
Naval Strength: 972
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
Naval Strength: 170
The country which used to rule the world prior to Second World War now holds the fifth position when the armed forces are concerned. Â
Power Index: 0.5185
Defense Budget: $57,875,170,000
Active Military Personnel: 224,500
Labor Force: 31,720,000
Naval Strength: 77
After UK itâ€™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
Naval Strength: 180
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
Naval Strength: 67
Then itâ€™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
Naval Strength: 190
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