13 Countries With The Most Powerful Military In The World – This List Will Stun You

5. India

Budget Allotted: $51 Billion

Total Active Troops: 1,408,551

Total Tanks in Service: 6464 Total Aircraft in Service: 1,905

Total Submarines in Service: 15

Major Battles Fought

A war was fought against China in 1962 due to the political gameplay of India which led India to a defeat and a loss of Aksai Chin, which came under direct Chinese control after the end of the conflict. The war against Pakistan took place in 1965, where the war led to the Tashkent Pact and losses of thousands of military from both sides. The Kargil War in 1999 was against Pakistan when Pakistani forces entered into Jammu to take back their state, but the war eventually ended as the Prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif called off the war and ordered General Musharraf to return back. With the third largest army in numbers, India is the second most populated country with a population of around 1.3 billion; it has the 5th strongest military in the world. With a huge population, it has the most active military manpower aside from China and US. A country having 72% Hindus, 15% Muslims and around 6% Sikhs, the recruitment process of Indian Army is totally done on merit keeping the cast and religion at a side which makes it extremely powerful and united. The same story as Pakistan, the country keeps increasing their budget every year to keep itself prepared for any odd situations. Recently, India is upgrading their ground army and planning to equip T-90 tanks for night warfare as only 50% of tanks in India are configured with night warfare as compared to the neighbors Pakistan with 80% and China 100%.