Top 10 Strongest Military in Asia

The main role of military is to protect the sovereignty of the nation and to keep its people and the borders safe. The Asian military forces are among the strongest militaries in the globe. The region is made up of five of the world’s top 10 most powerful armies. Still in the same region, some […]

The main role of military is to protect the sovereignty of the nation and to keep its people and the borders safe. The Asian military forces are among the strongest militaries in the globe. The region is made up of five of the world’s top 10 most powerful armies. Still in the same region, some military forces are more powerful than the others. This article is available on  :

Female Soldiers in the PRC Army.

Asia is a huge continent. In fact it is the largest continent in the world. It has five of the world’s top 10 most powerful armies. Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most powerful militaries in Asia as of 2015. This ranking grants a good approximation of a country’s basic military readiness and as such provides an impartial view of the nation’s military strength. In descending order, below is a short overview of the Top 10 Strongest and Most Powerful Military Forces In Asia as of 2015.

Australia’s military expenditure is the thirteenth largest in the world. Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the nation’s armed forces. They comprise the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), The Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The Governor-General is the Commander-in-Chief of the ADF. The nation’s military force is technologically sophisticated but relatively small. Though its 58,235 full-time active-duty personnel, 22,072 active reserves and 22,166 standby reserves make it the largest military in Oceania, it is still smaller than most Asian militaries. However, the country’s military force is supported by a significant budget by worldwide standards and is able to deploy forces in multiple locations outside Australia.


Indonesia military is the 7th strongest in Asian-Pacific. Its armed forces have been able to maintain mandated strength levels without resorting to a draft. Most of the personnel enlisted are recruited in their own home regions and generally train and serve most of their time in units close-by. Military spending in the national budget was widely estimated 4 percent of the country’s GDP but is supplemented by revenue from many military-run businesses and foundations. Indonesian army has about 400,000 active-duty personnel. Indonesia allocates around 4 percent of GDP to its military.


Officially the Republic of China, Taiwan maintains a large technologically advanced military. Although this fact seems largely unnoticed, Taiwan’s military build-up has succeeded and is now largely complete. The present military balance across the Taiwan Strait is somewhat more favourable for Taiwan, though Taiwan’s relative strength will inexorably decline over the next decade as China’s modernization effort continues.

7/ Pakistan

Pakistan is a regional and middle power, and has the seventh largest standing armed forces in the world. It without doubt has one of the best military forces in the world by all aspects. The Pakistani military has over the years proven its superiority and strength when it comes to protecting the country from all threats both internally and externally.

6/ Israel

Australian Special Forces have been deployed all around the world.

Israel has one of the highest ratios of defence spending to GDP of all developed nations. The Israel Defence Forces is the sole military wing of the Israel security forces. It comprises of the army, air force and navy.

5/ Japan

Even though Japan has officially denounced its right to declare war, it maintains a modern military with the world’s eighth largest military budget. Its military might is used for self-defence and peacekeeping roles. The deployment of troops to Iraq marked the first overseas use of Japan’s military since the Second World War. Japan increased its defence spending for the first time in 11 years in response to growing disputes with China. It has also started its first military expansion in over 40 years by placing a new military base on its outer islands. Japan spends big on defence, and is the sixth most expensive spender in the world. Japan’s military is fairly well-equipped. It currently has a large number of active personnel  and personnel in reserve. It also has  large number of aircrafts, ships and is the world’s fifth largest air force.

4/ South Korea

South Korea is a regional power with the world’s tenth-largest defence budget. The nation allocates 2.6 percent of its GDP and 15 percent of all government spending to its military. South Korea has sixth-largest number of active troops (more than 650,000) in the world. South Korea has been increasing its defence spending due to both the increasing armament of Japan and China, and the constant threat from North Korea. South Korea has a relatively large military force for its small size. It has many active personnel and personnel in the reserves. South Korea also has many tanks and aircraft. The South Korean military is generally well-trained and routinely takes part in military exercise with the United States. South Korea’s air force is also the sixth largest in the world.

3/ Turkey

With an estimated strength of 495,000 deployable forces, Turkey has the second largest standing armed force in NATO. The Turkish armed forces comprises of the Land Forces, the Naval Forces and the Air Force. Turkey is one of the five NATO member states which are part of the nuclear sharing policy of the alliance. The NATO member has contributed soldiers to various initiatives around the world. The Turkish military took part in operations in Afghanistan, as well as in peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. Turkey also maintains a large military force in Northern Cyprus.

2/ India

India is a nuclear weapons state and a regional power. The country is already the world’s largest importer of military goods. It has the third largest standing army in the world. It ranks ninth in military expenditure among nations. India has provided 100,000 military and police personnel to serve in 35 UN peacekeeping operations across four continents. India has ballistic missiles with a range capable of hitting all of Pakistan or most of China. Indian military strategy has been dominated by its long-simmering conflict with Pakistan, although there have also been minor wars between China and India in the past.

1/ China

With more than 2.3 million active troops, the People’s Liberation Army is the largest standing military force in the world. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state. It is a potential military superpower. Over the years, it has developed or acquired numerous advanced missile systems. China has embarked upon a relentless policy of massive military spending, with a 12.2% increase in spending over the past year.

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  1. Michael Laurinet 4 years ago

    nice article

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  2. Samir Ben Fredj 4 years ago

    What about Saudi Arabia and Qatar they are super developped armies??

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  3. Mamnoon Bin Hussain 4 years ago

    Pakistan Army specialist in Counter insurgency/Counter Terrorism Operations. In future, Pakistan will rise if military budget maintain well and grow according to needs and requirements.

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    1. Harsh 4 years ago

      Will Pakistan manage to fight the accelerating price hike and develop its infrastructure before modernising it’s army.what about the billion dollar loans from other countries.

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      1. Mo far 3 years ago

        You Indians
        How will you fight in the presence of SEPARATE MOVEMENTS in the following states
        Jardh Khand
        Mini poor
        Assam mai Rabels
        Nixel rabels
        Chattis Garh
        Don’t worry about Pakistan
        Please see your India …ohh no sorry HINDU STAN

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        1. SHER e hind 3 years ago

          lol man are u mad idiot porki u take care of ur KHALISTAN baluchistan pok ungoverned afganistan sindh Karachi peshawar Islamabad etc etx

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  4. Pratik lahiri 4 years ago

    Intellectual article

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  5. 4 years ago

    Australia is a continent not apart of Asia dumbass

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    1. KKK 3 years ago


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  6. MotherRussia 3 years ago

    Where is Russia dumbass?

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    1. Shivraj singh 3 years ago

      Russia is not part of asia dumba😂😂

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    2. Shivraj singh 3 years ago

      It’s a part of Eurasia….

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  7. Zain ul abidin 3 years ago

    Pakistan is on no.3 as it has 643,000 active and 620,000 reserve military personnels
    It is a NUCLEAR POWER having more nuclear weapons than INDIA and ISRAEL
    Moreover armies are not determined by their budgets they are determined by their bravery and fighting experience
    PAK ARMY is fighting every second against terrorist
    It is training middle east and GERMAN militaries

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    1. Neeraj 3 years ago

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! lol your information is low than room temperature about your own country.

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    2. off 2 years ago

      Shut up

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  8. Your dad 3 years ago

    Paksitani army is the best and Muslim countries also rather non Muslim countries are bastards

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  9. Jurmey Dorji 3 years ago

    Basically this article is authored by Indian, that’s why “India” is placed on second ranking, while truth is that Japan is far more Better and advanced than them. Besides playing Cricket and praising themselves – they are “Zero” in every sphere.

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  10. Jurmey Dorji 3 years ago

    Basically this article is authored by Indian, that’s why “India” is placed on second ranking, while truth is that Japan is far more Better and advanced than them. Besides playing Cricket and praising themselves – they are “Zero” in every sphere. Real Ranking::::: 1. China 2. South Korea 3. Japan 4. Pakistan 5. Turkey 6. India 7. Israel 8. Australia 9. Taiwan 10. Indonesia

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    1. Omni King 2 years ago

      LoL….Dude… You are seriously on weed… 😂 India is the 4th most powerful military in the world… & according to you India is 6th in Asia…. 😂 Definitely you got zero in Mathematics & GK subjects 😂😂 for your kind knowledge, at present Turkey & Israel are the 3rd & 4th most powerful in Asia after China & India….

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    2. Donald Trump 2 years ago

      This type of shit is why Pakistanis are regarded as the most stupid & dumbest creatures in the world….

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  11. lin 3 years ago

    Australia isn’t part of asia

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  12. Iqbql 2 years ago

    Pakistan is not even a country!!!

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    1. crazy world 9 months ago

      What in the hell . Who are you to judge
      And BTW PAKISTAN is a country . Your approval
      Is not needed . Pakistan exists and it is good for you to accept it as soon as possible

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  13. Donald Trump 2 years ago

    Here is the latest list (2018)
    1. China (huge budget, nuke, man power, tech)
    2. India (Budget, Man power, nuke)
    3. Israel (Tech)
    4. Turkey (Tech)
    5. Pakistan (Man power & Nukes, otherwise they would be lower than South Korea & Japan in tech & quality)
    6. Japan (Budget, tech)
    7. South Korea (Tech)
    8. Arab (big budget)
    9. North Korea (Man power, nuke)

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  14. ZS 2 years ago

    Not right analysis….

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  15. ADARSH 5 months ago

    Incorrect!! India has the 2nd largest standing army in the world, not the us!!

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