Hello guys here is Top 10 Most Powerful Armies in the World 2017 list which is updated in 2017.
Although the figures shown consists only of the Land Army Weapons, the rankings take into consideration the army personnel, army weaponry, air support, naval support, logistics, and resources available for war. How powerful a state’s army is, does not solely depend on the number of soldiers, airmen, sailors, and weapons. A country who has greater number in weapons or army manpower does not necessarily mean it has a powerful army.
The table below shows the world’s top 3 largest standing army: China, USA, and India. These numbers include all the active service duty personnel from all branches – army, navy, air force, marines, special troops, etc.). Though China has the largest army in the world, with a huge number of active troops of 2.28 Million, it does not mean however, that China is the most powerful army in the world. There are a number of different factors that must be taken into consideration in order to determine which country is the real most powerful army in the world.
Top 5 Largest Army in the World: (active service duty military troops)
2,285,000 – People’s Republic of China – rank 1
1,458,200 – United States of America – rank 2
1,325,000 – India – rank 3
1,106,000 – North Korea – rank 4
1,027,000 – Russian Federation – rank 5
Top 5 Largest Military Reserve in the World:
20,000,000 – Russian Federation – rank 1
8,200,000 – North Korea – rank 2
8,000,000 – Republic of Korea – rank 3
5,000,000 – Vietnam – rank 4
2,142,800 – India – rank 5
The list and rankings below shows that China has the largest army ground troops in the world with 1.7 million active serving ground force. India has the second largest land army in the world with 1.1 million active serving ground troops. However, their overall rankings are less. As mentioned earlier, certain factors and conditions must be taken into account. How modern is the inventory of weapons and their firepower matters more. Two big factors are the amount and how powerful are the country’s nuclear weapons. Another important factor are the updates, and future procurement plans of the countries. How much and how fast can they deliver the war resources to the battlefield is also an important factor to consider. Other factors if included would be a long list. Their leaders, politics, territory, war doctrines, trainings, revolution in military affairs (RMA), and war alliances also should not be neglected. For the list of the world’s largest air forces and navies, visit these pages: