Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

An army is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. This is a list of 10 strongest armies in the world. It is interesting to note that the current largest army in the world, by number of active troops, is the People’s Liberation Army of China with 2,250,000 active troops and 800,000 reserve personnel. Excluding the nuclear capability of a nation, from Russia to Turkey and China to France, these are the top 10 strongest armies in the world.

10. Israel

IDF logo Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 7.5 Million

Military strength: 187,000

Reserve list: 565,000

Land weapons: 12,552

Total air crafts: 1,964

Navy ships: 64

Defense budget: 12 Billion dollars

9. Japan

Japan Army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 126 Million

Military strength: 239,430

Reserve list: 60,000

Land weapons: 5,220

Total air crafts: 1,953

Navy ships: 110

Defense budget: 70 Trillion dollars

8. France

french army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 65 Million

Military strength: 362,485

Reserve list: 419,000

Land weapons: 10,621

Total air crafts: 1,757

Navy ships: 289

Defense budget: 50 Trillion dollars

7. South Korea

South Korea Army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 50 Million

Military strength: 653, 000

Reserve list: 3.2 million

Land weapons: 13,361

Total air crafts: 1,568

Navy ships: 170

Defense budget: 26.55 Trillion dollars

6. Turkey

Turkey Army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 80 Million

Military strength + Reserve list: 1 Million

Land weapons: 69,744

Total air crafts: 1,940

Navy ships: 265

Defense budget: 25 Trillion dollars

5. United Kingdom

UK Army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 63 Million

Military strength: 224,500

Reserve list: 187,130

Land weapons: 11,630

Total air crafts: 1,663

Navy ships: 99

Defense budget: 74 Trillion dollars

4. India

Indian Army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 1.19 Billion

Military strength: 1.325 Million

Reserve list: 1.747 Million

Total air crafts: 2,462

Navy ships: 175

Defense budget: 36 Trillion dollars

3. China

Chinese army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 1.33 Billion

Military strength: 2,285,000

Reserve list: 800,000

Land weapons: 47,575

Total air crafts: 5,176

Navy ships: 972

Defense budget: 100 Trillion dollars

2. Russia

Russian army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 138 Million

Military strength: 1.2 Million

Reserve list: 754,000

Land weapons: 91,715

Total air crafts: 2,749

Navy ships: 233

Defense budget: 56 Trillion dollars

1. United States of America

US army Top 10 Strongest Armies in the World

Country Population: 313 Million

Military strength + Reserve list: 1.5  Million

Land weapons: 56,269

Total air crafts: 18,234

Navy ships: 2,384

Defense budget: 692 Trillion dollars

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