All the countries of the world form armies to maintain their security. They try to keep their troops as large as possible so that their neighbors are afraid of their military might and do not try to attack them. That is why these countries try to increase their military budgets and do everything possible to make their armies stronger.
Because statistics from different parts of the world come out from time to time. A report released by the International Institute for Strategic Studies tells people which countries have the eight largest armies in terms of military numbers. Also, find out what is Pakistan’s number in it.
China has the largest number of troops in the world, which is exemplary in the skills and military might it has acquired. The Chinese Army was formed in 1927 as the “People’s Liberation Army” and includes ground forces as well as the Navy, police, and other armed forces. At present, the number of Chinese soldiers is 2.183 million. The age of these active soldiers serving in the army is 18 to 49 years. His army serves as a ground force, navy, air force, rocket force, and strategic support force. Due to a large number of troops, China’s military budget has been increasing by 10% every year for the past few years. China’s military budget is 21 216 billion.
India has the second-largest army in the world in terms of troops. At present, the number of active troops in India is 1.362 million. His army headquarters is in New Delhi. At first, the main purpose of his army was to ensure national defense, but over time, his army has been given some internal affairs and responsibilities of the country.
The United States currently ranks third in the world in terms of troop numbers. The United States spends a large portion of its national budget on the military budget, currently at 6 610 billion. The first army in the United States was formed in 1775. At present, the number of active troops is 1.281 million. The United States has such a large number of troops, as well as highly skilled military and trained military officers, who are increasing the strength of this army. These troops are headquartered in Arlington County and Virginia.
- North Korea :
North Korea ranks fourth on the list of the world’s largest armies. Its troop’s number 1.28 million. His army was formed in 1932, and since then he has been increasing the power of his country. The North Korean Army is headquartered in Pyongyang.
Russia ranks 5th on the list. It has 1,013,628 active troops. The army’s military reform began in 1992 and in 2009 began the process of limiting troop numbers. Russia’s Ministry of Defense is headquartered in Moscow.
- Pakistan :
Pakistan is at number 6 on this list. The number of soldiers on duty is 654,000. Its military headquarters is in Rawalpindi. While the primary purpose of this army is to work for the security and safety of the country.
- South Korea:
The number of South Korean troops is 625,000. His army was established on August 15, 1948. Its military headquarters is located in Seoul.
Iran ranks eighth on the list with 523,000 active troops. By the way, the establishment of the Iranian army was brought 97 years ago. Its military headquarters was built in Tehran. However, the army, which was formed after the Islamic Revolution, was formed 39 years ago. The purpose of this army is to work for the security and safety of Iran as an Islamic state.
- Vietnam :
Vietnam is the ninth largest military power in the world. It has 482,000 active troops. By the way, this army was formed under the name of “People’s Army” in 1944, at that time its purpose was to compete with the French and Japanese forces which were occupying at that time.
Egypt is the third-largest Islamic country on the list, after Pakistan and Iran. The number of soldiers on duty is 440,000. The army was formed in 1952. The Egyptian Military Operations Authority is headquartered in Cairo. From where the entire system of this army is handled.