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Asian-Pacific Military Strength (2021)



GFP REGIONS | ANNUAL RANKING

Ranking the military powers of the Asian-Pacific region by country, from strongest to weakest.



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. Color arrows indicate year-over-year trend comparison (Increase, Stable, Decline).

There are a total of 26 countries included in the Asian-Pacific Military Strength (2021) annual defense review.
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1
United States
USA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0718
2
Russia
RUS
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0791
3
China
CHN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0854
4
India
IND
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1207
5
Japan
JPN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1599
6
South Korea
SKO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1612
7
Pakistan
PAK
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2073
8
Indonesia
INO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2684
9
Australia
AUS
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3378
10
Canada
CAN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3956
11
Vietnam
VTN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4189
12
Thailand
THA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4427
13
North Korea
NKO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4673
14
Myanmar
MYA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6521
15
Singapore
SIN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6931
16
Malaysia
MLY
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7451
17
Bangladesh
BAN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7473
18
Peru
PER
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7931
19
Philippines
PHI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8219
20
Chile
CHI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8227
21
Sri Lanka
SRL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5426
22
New Zealand
NWZ
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7461
23
Cambodia
CMB
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2751
24
Mongolia
MON
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4284
25
Laos
LAO
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PwrIndx Score: 3.3003
26
Nepal
NEP
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PwrIndx Score: 3.4701

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