Pakistan Army has won the title of Best International Team and a gold medal at the 4th International Tri-Adventure Competition held in Nepal this month announced Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
ISPR in its statement informed that Pakistan Army had participated in the competition for the first time that was held between March 18th to March 20th. Nearly, 20 countries had participated in the event.
Different games and competitions were held to assess the physical strength and mental agility of the soldiers. Competitions included cross-country cycling, running and rafting said ISPR.
Last year, Pakistan Army had won the international military drill competition called Pace Skating Competition held at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom.
Earlier, this year Pakistan’s army became the 10th most powerful army in the world according to the Global Firepower Index 2021.
Pakistan has 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 Defence (@Defence__Pak) March 20, 2021
In the current list, Pakistan stands at the 10th spot out of 138 countries. It holds a PowerIndex 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.
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 in the final score.
Countries that are equipped with naval fleets but lack diversity are penalized, however, landlocked countries that do not maintain navies are not penalized. 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 is. According to Global Firepower’s ranking, Pakistan has an estimated total of 1,204,000 military personnel.