A military or an armed force is a professional organization authorized by a sovereign state. It typically consist three branches Army, Navy, Air Force. The task of military forces is to defend the state of its citizens and prosecution of war against other states. Today we are safe in our homes it is just because of our military forces. These forces defend us from the rival countries.

Following are the top 25 most powerful militaries in the world:

**United States**

The power index rating of US is 0.0857, total population of US is 323,995,528, US has 2,363,675 total military personnel, total aircraft is 13,762, Fighter aircraft are 2,296, combat tanks are 5,884 Total naval assets are 415 and 19 aircraft carrier Defense budget of US is $587.8 billion

**Russia**

Power index rating is 0.0929 Total population is 142,355,415 Total military personnel is 3,371,027Total aircraft strength is 3,794 Fighter aircraft are 806 Combat tanks are 20,216 Total naval assets are 3352 and one aircraft carrier Defense budget is $44.6 billion

**China**

Power index rating is0.0945 Total population is 1,373,541,278 Total military personnel is 3,712,500 Total aircraft strength is 2,955 Fighter aircraft are 1,271 Combat tanks are 6,457 Total naval assets are 714 and one aircraft carrier Defense budget is $161.7 billion

# India

Power index rating is 0.1593 Total population is 1,266,883,598 Total military personnel is 4,207,250 Total aircraft strength is 2,102 Fighter aircraft are 676 Combat tanks are4,426 Total naval assets are 295 and three aircraft carriers Defense budget is $51 billion

**France **

Power index rating is 0.1914 Total population is 66,836,154 Total Military personnel is 387,635 Total aircraft strength is 1,305 Fighter aircraft are 296 Combat tanks are 406 Total naval assets are 118 and four aircraft carriers Defense budget is $35 billion

**United Kingdom**

Power index rate is 0.2131 Total population is 64,430,428 Total military personnel is 232,675 Total aircraft strength is 856 Fighter aircraft are 88 Combat tanks 249 Total naval assets are 76 and two aircraft carriers Defence budget is $45.7 billion

**Japan **

Power index rate is 0.2137 Total population is 126,702,133 Total military personnel is 311,875 Total aircraft strength is 1,594 Fighter aircraft are 288 Combat tanks 700 Total naval assets are 131 and four aircraft carriers Defense budget is $43.8 billion

**Turkey**

Power index rating is 0.2491 Total population is 80,274,604 Total military personnel is 743,415 Total aircraft strength is 1,018 Fighter aircraft are 207 Combat tanks are 2,445 Total Naval assets are 194 Defense budget is $8.2 billion

**Germany**

Power index rating is 0.2609 Total population is 80,722,792 Total Military personnel is 210,000 Total aircraft strength is 698 Fighter aircraft are 92 Combat tanks are 543 Total naval assets are 81 Defense budget is $39.2 billion

**Egypt**

Power index rating is 0.2676 Total population is 94,666,993 Total military personnel is 1,329,250 Total aircraft strength is 1,132 Fighter aircraft are 337 Combat tanks are 4,110 Total naval assets are 319 and two aircraft carriers Defense budget is $4.4 billion

**Italy **

Power index rating is 0.2694 Total population is 62,007,540 Total military personnel is 267,500 Total aircraft strength is 822 Fighter aircraft are 79 Combat tanks are 200 Total naval assets are 143 and two aircraft carrier Defense budget is $34 billion

**South Korea**

Power index rating is 0.2694 Total population is 62,007,540 Total military personnel is 267,500 Total aircraft strength is 822 Fighter aircraft are 79 Combat tanks are 200 Total naval assets are 143 and two aircraft carriers Defense budget is $34 billion

**Pakistan**

Power index rating is 0.3287 Total population is 201,995,540 Total military personnel is 919,000 Total aircraft strength is 951 Fighter aircraft are 301 Combat tanks are 2,924 Total naval assets are 197 Defense budget is $7 billion

**Indonesia**

Power index rating is 0.3347 Total population is 258,316,051 Total military personnel is 975,750 Total aircraft strength is 441 Fighter aircraft are 39 Combat tanks are 418 Total naval assets are 221 Defense budget is $6.9 billion

**Israel**

Power index rating is 0.3476 Total population is 8,174,527 Total military personnel is 718,250 Total aircraft strength is 652 Fighter aircraft are 243 Combat tanks are 2,620 Total naval assets are 65 Defense budget is $15.5 billion

**Vietnam**

Power index rating is 0.3587 Total population is 95,261,021 Total military personnel is 5,488,500 Total aircraft strength is 278 Fighter aircraft are 76 Combat tanks are 1,545 Total naval assets are 65 Defense budget is $3.4 billion

**Brazil**

Power index rating is 0.3654 Total population is 205,823,665 Total military personnel is 1,987,000 Total aircraft strength is 697 Fighter aircraft are 43 Combat tanks are 469 Total naval assets 110 Defense budget is $24.5 billion

**Taiwan**

Power index rating is 0.3765 Total population is 23,464,787 Total military personnel is 1,932,500 Total aircraft strength is 850 Fighter aircraft are 286 Combat tanks are 2,005 Total naval assets are 87 Defense budget is $10.7 billion

**Poland**

Power index rating is 0.3831 Total population is 38,523,261 Total military personnel is 184,650 Total aircraft strength is 465 Fighter aircraft are 99 Combat tanks are 1,065 Total naval assets 83 Defense budget is $9.4 billion

T**hailand**

Power index rating is 0.3892 Total population is 68,200,824 Total military personnel is 627,425 Total aircraft strength is 555 Fighter aircraft are 76 Combat tanks are 737 Total naval assets are 81 and one aircraft carrier Defense budget is $5.4 billion

**Iran**

Power index rating is 0.3933 Total population is 82,801,633 Total military personnel is 934,000 Total aircraft strength 477 Fighter aircraft are 137 Combat tanks 1,616 Total naval assets 398 Defense budget $6.3 billion

**Australia**

Power index rating is 0.4072 Total population is 22,992,654 Total military personnel 81,000 Total aircraft strength 465 Fighter aircraft are 78 Combat tanks are 59 Total naval assets are 47 and two aircraft carriers Defense budget is $24.1 billion

**North Korea **

Power index rating is 0.4218 Total population is 25,115,311 Total military personnel 6,445,000 Total aircraft strength 944 Fighter aircraft are 458 Combat tanks are 5,025 Total naval assets are 967 Defense budget is $7.5 billion

**Saudi Arabia**

Power index rating is 0.4302 Total population is 28,160,273 Total military personnel is 256,000 Total aircraft strength is 790 Fighter aircraft 177 Combat tanks 1,142 Total naval assets 55 Defense budget is $56.7 billion

**Algeria **

Power index rating is 0.4366 Total population is 40,263,711 Total military personnel is 792,350 Total aircraft strength is 502 Fighter aircraft are 89 Combat tanks are 2,405 Total naval assets are 85 Defense budget is $10.6 billion