Every nation has various special strengths in their defence arsenal. These include advanced technologies, training, power and number of allies, size of the army and budget allocated.
Here are the top 10 countries with the strongest armies:
Defence budget is $612.5 billion. Has over 1.4 million soldiers, and a further 8,00,000 reservists. It implements cutting-edge technology like the Navy’s new rail gun, and has 7,500 nuclear warheads at its disposal.
It has maintained #1 position since World War II.
Defence budget stands at $76.6 billion, and is expected to grow 44% more in the next three years. It has 7,66,000 active frontline personnel and 2.5 million on the reserve force. The man force is backed by 15,500 tanks, making Russia the largest tank force in the world.
Defence budget officially stands at $126 billion. Has a formidable army, with 2.29 million active frontline personnel and a further 2.3 million. It has another 2,800 aircraft on its air force.
Current defence budget stands at $40.4 billion. Has built an army of a sizeable 3.5 million, including 1.3 million active military. The man force of the army is complemented by almost 16,000 land vehicles, as well as 1,785 aircraft, alongside nuclear weapons.
The defence budget stands at $54 billion. It has a regular force of about 205,000, along with a small airforce of 908 aircraft, and an even smaller navy of 66 ships.
Military budget stands at $43 billion a year, which is 1.9% of the country’s GDP, much below the spending target as set by NATO. Over 2,20,000 regular force combines with reservists to form a force of about 5,00,000. It has just over 1,000 aircraft, along with 9,000 ground vehicles.
Defence budget stands at $32.9 billion. Has 1,83,000 active frontline personnel and 1,45,000 reservists, alongside 710 aircraft in total, and onland armament of nearly 5,000 of various kinds.
Its defence budget is at $18.18 billion. Its army size, including regular troops and reserves, is just above 6,60,000. Turkey’s air force has 1,000 aircraft. The military also claims to have 16,000 land weapons.