Most Powerful Militaries In The World: USA vs China vs India

The countries are ranked at the top of the World Firepower Index (0.00=perfect / most powerful). The ranking takes into account the number of weapons, the diversity of weapons, natural resources, available industries, labor, and financial stability.

When it comes to manpower, there is no army in the world that comes close to China’s army. According to Global Firepower estimates, the People’s Republic has 2.18 million active military personnel. By comparison, the United States has far fewer – 1.28 million – but when it comes to assessing the overall strength of the world’s military forces, the United States leads, ahead of Russia and China in second and third place respectively.

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In response to Iran’s retaliatory missile attacks on air bases in Iraq hosting U.S. and coalition troops, President Trump said on Twitter that “we have by far the most powerful and best-equipped military forces in the world. If you look at the Global Firepower PowerIndex, the armies of Russia and China are very close, but compared to Iran, the gap is of course much greater.

Top 10 Most Powerful Militaries In World: Compare


Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.062 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.064 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.067 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower Powerindex: 0.107 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.158 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.171 (Image: Reuters)

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South Korea

Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.176 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.180 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.209 (Image: Reuters)

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Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.210 (Image: Reuters)