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Countries with Largest Armies in the World

The map of top ten countries with largest armies is based on the number of army personnels in a country. Top countries include China, USA, India and Russia.

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Largest Armies In The World

RankCountriesMen Power
1People's Republic of China2285000
2United States of America1,458, 219
4North Korea1190000
5Russian Federation845000
7South Korea630000


World Top Ten Largest Armies / Militaries Images

china-largest-armies The People's Liberation is the military arm of the People's Republic of China. The country has a defense budget of $126 billion with 2,800 aircraft on its air force.
usa-largest-armiesThe USA has maintained a remarkably large army composed of over 1.4 million soldiers. It is the world leader and aircraft production with a fleet of 19 aircraft carriers.
india-largest-armiesAs the largest importer of military arms, India has its army's man force complemented by 16,000 land vehicles, which includes 3,500 tanks and 1,785 aircraft, alongside nuclear weapons.
n-korea-largest-armies North Korea has an army that traces its roots to the late 1930s. The country spends up to $10 billion on its military resources.
russia-largest-armiesWith a defence budget of $76.6 billion, Russia is being served by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Russian army's man force is backed by 15,500 tanks.
turkey-largest-armiesTurkey has a defence budget of $18.18 billion. The country's army includes regular troops and reserves, exceeding 660,000. It also has a strong air base with 1000 aircraft.
s-korea-largest-armiesSharing its border with North Korea, South Korea has the sixth largest air force with 1,393 aircraft and 166 small ships. It has about 15,000 land weapons, which include rocket systems and 2,346 tanks.
pakistan-largest-armiesCreated in 1947, the Pakistani Army has fought two wars with its rival India, one in 1947and the other in 1965. The country imports most of its weapons from China and United States.
iran-largest-armiesEstablished after the Pahlavi dynasty took over Iran in 1925, the Iranian Army has its officers trained in American and European military academies. Currently, it imports most of its weapons from the Americans.
egypt-largest-armies Having one of the strongest armies in the Middle East, Egypt is the only Arab state with a reconnaissance satellite. Egyptian Army imports most of its weapons from the US, UK and France.

  1. People's Republic of China Called the People's Liberation Army, the military of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is one of the largest and strongest armies with a total count of active personnel as 2,285,000.

  2. United States of America The USA has a total count of active personnel as 1,458, 219 who are equipped with active nuclear armaments.

  3. India Ranking third on the list is India which has the biggest army in the world with a total count of active personnel as 1,329,998.

  4. North Korea The Koream People's Army has nearly 1,190,000 active troops.

  5. Russian Federation Russian Federation has one of the largest armies in the world with total active personnel of 845,000.

  6. Turkey Turkey also has the strongest and largest army in the world with a total of 662,719 troops available for fight.

  7. South Korea The Republic of Korea Armed Forces is yet another longest and strongest armed forces with a total of 630,000 active personnel on-board.

  8. Pakistan The Pakistan Army has a total of 642,892 active personnel in addition to 500,000 reserves.

  9. Iran The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran include 545,000 active personnel excluding the Law Enforcement Force.

  10. Egypt The Egyptian Army has an active personnel count of 468,500 with 1,000,000 additional reservists.

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Last Updated on: June 9, 2016

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