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World's most powerful militaries: US is No 1, India not far behind; here is the top-10 list

Countries are ranked highest on the Global Firepower Power Index (0.00=perfect/most powerful). The ranking takes into account weapon numbers, weapon diversity, natural resources, available industries, manpower and financial stability.
Jan 14, 2020 / 07:52 AM IST
Recently, Moneycontrol carried a slideshow of countries that have the highest number of personnel in their militaries. Now, Global Firepower has released an index of the most powerful armed forces, with respect to number of weapons, diversity of weapons, natural resources, available industries, manpower and financial stability. The PowerIndex score is based 55 individual factors. Check out the most powerful militaries in the world. A perfect PowerIndex  is 0.0000, according to Global Firepower. (Image: Reuters)
Recently, Moneycontrol carried a slideshow of countries that have the highest number of personnel in their militaries. Now, Global Firepower has released an index of the most powerful armed forces, with respect to number of weapons, diversity of weapons, natural resources, available industries, manpower and financial stability. The PowerIndex score is based 55 individual factors. Check out the most powerful militaries in the world. A perfect PowerIndex  is 0.0000, according to Global Firepower. (Image: Reuters)
No. 10 | Germany | Power Index: 0.210 (Image: Reuters)
No 10 | Germany | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.210 (Image: Reuters)
No.9 | Turkey | Power Index: 0.209 (Image: Reuters)
No 9 | Turkey | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.209 (Image: Reuters)
No.8 | UK | Power Index: 0.180 (Image: Reuters)
No 8 | UK | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.180 (Image: Reuters)
No.7 | South Korea | Power Index: 0.176 (Image: Reuters)
No 7 | South Korea | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.176 (Image: Reuters)
No. 6 | Japan | Power Index: 0.171 (Image: Reuters)
No 6 | Japan | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.171 (Image: Reuters)
No. 5 | France | Power Index: 0.158 (Image: Reuters)
No 5 | France | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.158 (Image: Reuters)
No. 4 | India | Power Index: 0.107 (Image: Reuters)
No 4 | India | Global Firepower Powerindex: 0.107 (Image: Reuters)
No. 3 | China | Power Index: 0.067 (Image: Reuters)
No 3 | China | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.067 (Image: Reuters)
No. 2 | Russia | Power Index: 0.064 (Image: Reuters)
No 2 | Russia | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.064 (Image: Reuters)
No.1 | US | Power Index: 0.062 (Image: Reuters)
No 1 | US | Global Firepower PowerIndex: 0.062 (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Jan 14, 2020 07:52 am

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