Pakistan Army is the 9th most powerful Army in the world according to the latest rankings. It is ranked at 9th spot out of 140 countries in the annual Global Firepower Index. The gradual increase in the rankings of the Pakistan Army indicates the improvement in its professional and military might.
Last year, Pakistan’s Army had become the 10th most powerful army in the world according to the Global Firepower Index 2021.
Last year Pakistan had improved 5 places in the same list since 2019. In 2020, Pakistan stood as the 15th most powerful country. Global Firepower Index is an annual ranking that ranks a country according to its military strength.
Pakistan Armed Forces jumped from 10th position to 9th in the ranking of most powerful armed forces of Global Firepower Index.
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In the current list, Pakistan stands at the 10th spot out of 138 countries. It holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.2083 (0.0000 considered ‘perfect’).
Pakistan Army was ranked the 15th most powerful military in the world, according to the same list issued in 2019.
The Global Firepower ranks the military forces of 138 countries by comparing and examining a wide range of factors and not just the numbers of soldiers or weapons deployed by a country.
An unrealistic goal
The Global Firepower ranking mechanism involves scrutinizing a large variety of factors, which include the manpower, population, geography, diversity of weapons, and the state of development. Countries that are equipped with nuclear weapons get bonus points, however, the nuclear stockpiles of a country do not amount to the final score.
The Global Firepower ranking creates the PowerIndex score for each country after examining more than 55 factors, and this ranking allows small and technologically advanced nations to compete with large countries that are less developed and advanced.
The heightened PowerIndex score is 0.0000, which is an unrealistic goal for any country. However, the closer a country is to this number, the more powerful its military.
According to Global Firepower’s ranking, Pakistan has an estimated total of 1,204,000 military personnel.