The main role of military is to protect the sovereignty of the nation and to keep its people and the borders safe.
Asia is a huge continent. In fact it is the largest continent in the world. It has five of the world’s top 10 most powerful armies. Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most powerful militaries in Asia as of 2015, based on their Power Index (PwrIndx) scores provided by Global Firepower.
10) Australia (PwrIndx: 0.8253)
Australia’s military expenditure is the thirteenth largest in the world. Australian Defense Force (ADF) is the nation’s armed forces. They comprise the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), The Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The Governor-General is the Commander-in-Chief of the ADF.
9) Indonesia (PwrIndx: 0.8008)
Indonesian army has about 400,000 active-duty personnel. Indonesia allocates around 4 percent of GDP to its military.