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Asian Continental Powers Ranked by Military Strength

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

Asian Continental Powers Ranked by Military Strength

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

OVERVIEW



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 2019 there are a total of 45 countries included in this listing.


1
Russia
PwrIndx: 0.0639
2
China
PwrIndx: 0.0673
3
India
PwrIndx: 0.1065
4
Japan
PwrIndx: 0.1707
5
South Korea
PwrIndx: 0.1761
6
Turkey
PwrIndx: 0.2089
7
Iran
PwrIndx: 0.2606
8
Pakistan
PwrIndx: 0.2798
9
Indonesia
PwrIndx: 0.2804
10
Israel
PwrIndx: 0.2964
11
North Korea
PwrIndx: 0.3274
12
Taiwan
PwrIndx: 0.3956
13
Vietnam
PwrIndx: 0.3988
14
Saudi Arabia
PwrIndx: 0.4286
15
Thailand
PwrIndx: 0.4302
16
Myanmar
PwrIndx: 0.6162
17
Malaysia
PwrIndx: 0.6523
18
Bangladesh
PwrIndx: 0.7156
19
Uzbekistan
PwrIndx: 0.7365
20
Syria
PwrIndx: 0.7644
21
Azerbaijan
PwrIndx: 0.7791
22
Iraq
PwrIndx: 0.7813
23
Kazakhstan
PwrIndx: 0.7908
24
Singapore
PwrIndx: 0.8161
25
United Arab Emirates
PwrIndx: 0.8555
26
Philippines
PwrIndx: 0.8862
27
Yemen
PwrIndx: 1.1208
28
Afghanistan
PwrIndx: 1.1511
29
Turkmenistan
PwrIndx: 1.1871
30
Jordan
PwrIndx: 1.1968
31
Oman
PwrIndx: 1.3842
32
Kuwait
PwrIndx: 1.4053
33
Georgia
PwrIndx: 1.4098
34
Mongolia
PwrIndx: 1.5447
35
Sri Lanka
PwrIndx: 1.5687
36
Kyrgyzstan
PwrIndx: 1.5688
37
Tajikistan
PwrIndx: 1.6031
38
Armenia
PwrIndx: 1.6888
39
Bahrain
PwrIndx: 1.7134
40
Qatar
PwrIndx: 1.8696
41
Cambodia
PwrIndx: 1.8765
42
Lebanon
PwrIndx: 2.2929
43
Nepal
PwrIndx: 2.3472
44
Laos
PwrIndx: 2.7113
45
Bhutan
PwrIndx: 6.3988