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Asian-Pacific Countries Ranked by Military Power (2015)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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

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The GFP ranking makes use of over 40 factors to determine each nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. From this score, the finalized ranking is generated. The factors are set within our algorithm which provides a fair canvas and allows smaller, yet technologically-advanced nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Additionally, various bonuses and penalties are added for final refinement. In the end, we hope it presents an unbiased ranking and realistic outlook on the conventional military firepower and strength of a given country for a given year. At the very least, this list can be used to stir healthy debate amongst visitors to GFP.


There are a total of 33 countries of the Asia-Pacific region represented in the GFP database.

1
Russia
PwrIndx: 0.1868
2
China
PwrIndx: 0.2341
3
India
PwrIndx: 0.2695
4
South Korea
PwrIndx: 0.3098
5
Japan
PwrIndx: 0.3836
6
Turkey
PwrIndx: 0.4335
7
Indonesia
PwrIndx: 0.5231
8
Australia
PwrIndx: 0.5281
9
Taiwan
PwrIndx: 0.5671
10
Pakistan
PwrIndx: 0.6122
11
Thailand
PwrIndx: 0.6833
12
Vietnam
PwrIndx: 0.7024
13
Singapore
PwrIndx: 0.8584
14
Malaysia
PwrIndx: 0.9612
15
North Korea
PwrIndx: 1.0232
16
Philippines
PwrIndx: 1.1085
17
Myanmar
PwrIndx: 1.1811
18
Bangladesh
PwrIndx: 1.2894
19
Uzbekistan
PwrIndx: 1.2989
20
Azerbaijan
PwrIndx: 1.5211
21
Kazakhstan
PwrIndx: 1.6197
22
Sri Lanka
PwrIndx: 1.7556
23
Armenia
PwrIndx: 1.8223
24
Georgia
PwrIndx: 1.8423
25
Kyrgyzstan
PwrIndx: 1.8901
26
New Zealand
PwrIndx: 1.9474
27
Tajikistan
PwrIndx: 1.9884
28
Nepal
PwrIndx: 2.1581
29
Mongolia
PwrIndx: 2.1841
30
Turkmenistan
PwrIndx: 2.3069
31
Cambodia
PwrIndx: 2.4028
32
Afghanistan
PwrIndx: 2.5748
33
Laos
PwrIndx: 3.2976

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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