Pakistan Army ranking index has improved according to Global Firepower in the global military world. In the 2021 ranking index, Pakistan Army left Iran, Israel, Indonesia, and Canada behind. The ranking is based on near 50 different factors extracted from data of 138 military powers.
History of Pakistan Army
The history of the Pakistan Army began with independence by the division of the British Indian Army. All the munitions were distributed in both countries by British authorities. The army fought three significant wars and many other clashes with India. The army is also engaged in the Afghanistan border for one decade till today to neutralize low-intensity conflicts.
Comparison with Top Ten Powers
Global Firepower uses more than 50 factors to index every Army. They scale institutions as well as the natural resources, finance, and geography of every country. Here we are comparing the most important factors.
|Countries||Area Square KM||Shared Borders||Population||Total Military||Active Military|
|United States||9,826,675||12,048||332.6 mln||2.245 mln||1.4 mln|
|Russia||17,098,242||22,408||141.7 mln||3.014 mln||1.014 mln|
|China||9,596,961||22,457||1,394 mln||2.695 mln||2.185 mln|
|India||3,287,263||13,888||1,326 mln||2.6 mln||1.445 mln|
|Japan||377,915||125.5 mln||0.305 mln||0.25 mln|
|South Korea||99,720||237||51.8 mln||3.7 mln||0.6 mln|
|France||643,801||4,072||67.8 mln||0.305 mln||0.27 mln|
|United Kingdom||243,610||443||65.7 mln||0.275 mln||0.195 mln|
|Brazil||8,514,877||16,145||211.7 mln||1.674 mln||0.334 mln|
|Pakistan||796,095||7,257||223.5 mln||1.204 mln||0.654 mln|
Budget & Resources
|Countries||Defense Budget||Oil Reserves||Labor Force|
|United States||$740.5 bln||BBL 35 bln||146 mln|
|Russia||$42.129 bln||BBL 80 bln||70 mln|
|China||$178.2 bln||BBL 25.63 bln||774 mln|
|India||$73.65 bln||BBL 4.49 bln||521 mln|
|Japan||$51.7 bln||BBL 44.12 mln||66 mln|
|South Korea||$48 bln||No Data||27 mln|
|France||$47.7 bln||BBL 65.97 mln||27 mln|
|United Kingdom||$56.042||BBL 2.069 bln||35 mln|
|Brazil||$29.3 bln||BBL 12.63 bln||86 mln|
|Pakistan||$12.275 bln||BBL 332.2 mln||61 mln|
bln=billion | BBL=barrel of oil | mln=millions
|Countries||Tanks||Armored Vehicles||Self-Propelled Artillery||Rocket Projects|
|Countries||Fighters||Trainers||Tanker Fleet||Helicopters||Attack Helicopters|
|Countries||Aircraft Carriers||Frigates||Submarines||Patrol||Mine Warfare|
The military needs of every country depend upon their geographical importance. But a country can only meet its needs when it has enough resources. The success of the government lies in generating enough resources it needs with its best policies. That way, a country with a good economy can easily buy the defense equipment it needs. Another major stimulus for countries to spend on their defense budgets more is competition from rivals.