4) South Korea (PwrIndx: 0.5536)
South Korea is a regional power with the world’s tenth-largest defense budget. The nation allocates 2.6 percent of its GDP and 15 percent of all government spending to its military. South Korea has sixth-largest number of active troops (more than 650,000) in the world.
3) Turkey (PwrIndx: 0.5171)
With an estimated strength of 495,000 deployable forces, Turkey has the second largest standing armed force in NATO. The Turkish armed forces comprises of the Land Forces, the Naval Forces and the Air Force. Turkey is one of the five NATO member states which are part of the nuclear sharing policy of the alliance.
2) India (PwrIndx: 0.3872)
India is a nuclear weapons state and a regional power. It has the third largest standing army in the world. It ranks ninth in military expenditure among nations. India has provided 100,000 military and police personnel to serve in 35 UN peacekeeping operations across four continents.
1) China (PwrIndx: 0.2594)
With more than 2.3 million active troops, the People’s Liberation Army is the largest standing military force in the world. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state. It is a potential military superpower. Over the years, it has developed or acquired numerous advanced missile systems.
We will hope that these military powers will work towards establishing peace on earth and goodwill among people.