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Which are the 10 most powerful military powers of the world, check which position India stands!

The great Indian Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw had once asked Indira Gandhi to mind her own business and not get into the internal matters of the Indian army. We’ve heard & read about a myriad of instances when the soldier has always put the country first. The courage of conviction shown by the Indian army is unparalleled. The soldiers have been guarding our borders in extreme temperatures & are always prepared. The most impressive factor that defines the army is ‘responsibility’.

Here’s a list of top 10 powerful military powers of the world and check the position of India.

10. Egypt

10. Egypt

Power Index rating: 0.2676 Total population: 94,666,993

Total military personnel: 1,329,250 Total aircraft strength: 1,132

Fighter aircraft: 337 Combat tanks: 4,110

Total naval assets: 319 (two aircraft carriers) Defense budget: $4.4 billion

9. Germany

9. Germany

Power Index rating: 0.2609 Total population: 80,722,792

Total military personnel: 210,000 Total aircraft strength: 698 Fighter aircraft: 92

Combat tanks: 543 Total naval assets: 81 Defense budget: $39.2 billion

8. Turkey

8. Turkey

Power Index rating: 0.2491 Total population: 80,274,604

Total military personnel: 743,415 Total aircraft strength: 1,018

Fighter aircraft: 207 Combat tanks: 2,445 Total naval assets: 194

Defense budget: $8.2 billion

7. Japan

7. Japan

Power Index rating: 0.2137 Total population: 126,702,133

Total military personnel: 311,875 Total aircraft strength: 1,594

Fighter aircraft: 288 Combat tanks: 700

Total naval assets: 131 (four aircraft carriers) Defense budget: $43.8 billion

6. United Kingdom

6. United Kingdom

Power Index rating: 0.2131 Total population: 64,430,428

Total military personnel: 232,675 Total aircraft strength: 856 Fighter aircraft: 88

Combat tanks 249 Total naval assets: 76 (two aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $45.7 billion

5. France

5. France

Power Index rating: 0.1914 Total population: 66,836,154

Total military personnel: 387,635 Total aicraft strength: 1,305 Fighter aircraft 296

Combat tanks: 406 Total naval assets: 118 (four aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $35 billion

4. India

4. India

Power Index rating: 0.1593 Total population: 1,266,883,598

Total military personnel: 4,207,250 Total aircraft strength: 2,102

Fighter aircraft: 676 Combat tanks: 4,426

Total naval assets: 295 (three aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $51 billion

3. China

3. China

Power Index rating: 0.0945 Total population: 1,373,541,278

Total military personnel: 3,712,500 Total aircraft strength: 2,955

Fighter aircraft: 1,271 Combat tanks: 6,457

Total naval assets: 714 (one aircraft carrier) Defense budget: $161.7 billion

2. Russia

2. Russia

Power Index rating: 0.0929 Total population: 142,355,415

Total military personnel: 3,371,027 Total aircraft strength: 3,794

Fighter aircraft: 806 Combat tanks: 20,216

Total naval assets: 352 (one aircraft carrier) Defense budget: $44.6 billion

1. United States

1. United States

Power Index rating: 0.0857 Total population: 323,995,528

Total military personnel: 2,363,675 Total aircraft: 13,762 Fighter aircraft: 2,296

Combat tanks: 5,884 Total naval assets: 415 (19 aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $587.8 billion

Credits: Business Insider

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