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Asian-Pacific Powers Ranked by Military Strength Ranking


The Asia-Pacific region is embroiled in a full-fledged arms race with new programs being funded and alliances being forged.

The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.

For 2017 there are a total of 26 countries included in this listing.

1
National FLag
  United States
  PwrIndx: 0.0857, GFP Affiliations: North America; NATO; Apacific
2
National FLag
  Russia
  PwrIndx: 0.0929, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; EasternEuro; Asia
3
National FLag
  China
  PwrIndx: 0.0945, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
4
National FLag
  India
  PwrIndx: 0.1593, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
5
National FLag
  Japan
  PwrIndx: 0.2137, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
6
National FLag
  South Korea
  PwrIndx: 0.2741, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
7
National FLag
  Pakistan
  PwrIndx: 0.3287, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
8
National FLag
  Indonesia
  PwrIndx: 0.3347, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
9
National FLag
  Vietnam
  PwrIndx: 0.3587, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
10
National FLag
  Thailand
  PwrIndx: 0.3892, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
11
National FLag
  Australia
  PwrIndx: 0.4072, GFP Affiliations: Apacific
12
National FLag
  North Korea
  PwrIndx: 0.4218, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
13
National FLag
  Canada
  PwrIndx: 0.4381, GFP Affiliations: North America; NATO; Apacific
14
National FLag
  Myanmar
  PwrIndx: 0.5991, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
15
National FLag
  Malaysia
  PwrIndx: 0.6423, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
16
National FLag
  Peru
  PwrIndx: 0.7163, GFP Affiliations: South America; Apacific; Latin America
17
National FLag
  Chile
  PwrIndx: 0.7985, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America; Apacific
18
National FLag
  Philippines
  PwrIndx: 0.8367, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
19
National FLag
  Bangladesh
  PwrIndx: 0.8855, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
20
National FLag
  Singapore
  PwrIndx: 1.0171, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
21
National FLag
  Sri Lanka
  PwrIndx: 1.6268, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
22
National FLag
  Mongolia
  PwrIndx: 1.7631, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
23
National FLag
  Cambodia
  PwrIndx: 1.8404, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
24
National FLag
  Nepal
  PwrIndx: 1.9841, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
25
National FLag
  New Zealand
  PwrIndx: 2.0991, GFP Affiliations: Apacific
26
National FLag
  Laos
  PwrIndx: 3.0608, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia