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Asian Continental Powers Ranked by Military Strength Ranking


Asia's war history is deep and long-running and has been host to many-a-military-power.

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 45 countries included in this listing.

1
National FLag
  Russia
  PwrIndx: 0.0929, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; EasternEuro; Asia
2
National FLag
  China
  PwrIndx: 0.0945, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
3
National FLag
  India
  PwrIndx: 0.1593, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
4
National FLag
  Japan
  PwrIndx: 0.2137, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
5
National FLag
  Turkey
  PwrIndx: 0.2491, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; NATO; Balkan; 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
  Israel
  PwrIndx: 0.3476, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
10
National FLag
  Vietnam
  PwrIndx: 0.3587, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
11
National FLag
  Taiwan
  PwrIndx: 0.3765, GFP Affiliations: Asia
12
National FLag
  Thailand
  PwrIndx: 0.3892, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
13
National FLag
  Iran
  PwrIndx: 0.3933, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
14
National FLag
  North Korea
  PwrIndx: 0.4218, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
15
National FLag
  Saudi Arabia
  PwrIndx: 0.4302, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
16
National FLag
  Myanmar
  PwrIndx: 0.5991, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
17
National FLag
  Malaysia
  PwrIndx: 0.6423, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
18
National FLag
  Syria
  PwrIndx: 0.7603, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
19
National FLag
  Uzbekistan
  PwrIndx: 0.8044, GFP Affiliations: Asia
20
National FLag
  Philippines
  PwrIndx: 0.8367, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
21
National FLag
  Kazakhstan
  PwrIndx: 0.8811, GFP Affiliations: Asia
22
National FLag
  Bangladesh
  PwrIndx: 0.8855, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
23
National FLag
  Azerbaijan
  PwrIndx: 0.8875, GFP Affiliations: Asia
24
National FLag
  Iraq
  PwrIndx: 0.8961, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
25
National FLag
  United Arab Emirates
  PwrIndx: 0.9087, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
26
National FLag
  Yemen
  PwrIndx: 0.9914, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
27
National FLag
  Singapore
  PwrIndx: 1.0171, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
28
National FLag
  Afghanistan
  PwrIndx: 1.0751, GFP Affiliations: Asia
29
National FLag
  Jordan
  PwrIndx: 1.2024, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
30
National FLag
  Oman
  PwrIndx: 1.4144, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
31
National FLag
  Kuwait
  PwrIndx: 1.4317, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
32
National FLag
  Georgia
  PwrIndx: 1.5333, GFP Affiliations: Asia
33
National FLag
  Sri Lanka
  PwrIndx: 1.6268, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
34
National FLag
  Turkmenistan
  PwrIndx: 1.6508, GFP Affiliations: Asia
35
National FLag
  Mongolia
  PwrIndx: 1.7631, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
36
National FLag
  Cambodia
  PwrIndx: 1.8404, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
37
National FLag
  Qatar
  PwrIndx: 1.8493, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
38
National FLag
  Armenia
  PwrIndx: 1.9141, GFP Affiliations: Asia
39
National FLag
  Bahrain
  PwrIndx: 1.9143, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
40
National FLag
  Nepal
  PwrIndx: 1.9841, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
41
National FLag
  Lebanon
  PwrIndx: 1.9935, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
42
National FLag
  Kyrgyzstan
  PwrIndx: 2.2661, GFP Affiliations: Asia
43
National FLag
  Tajikistan
  PwrIndx: 2.3612, GFP Affiliations: Asia
44
National FLag
  Laos
  PwrIndx: 3.0608, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
45
National FLag
  Bhutan
  PwrIndx: 6.9805, GFP Affiliations: Asia