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Asian Military Strength (2021)



GFP REGIONS | ANNUAL RANKING

Ranking the military powers of Asia 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 45 countries included in the Asian Military Strength (2021) annual defense review.
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1
Russia
RUS
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0791
2
China
CHN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0854
3
India
IND
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1207
4
Japan
JPN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1599
5
South Korea
SKO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1612
6
Pakistan
PAK
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2073
7
Turkey
TUR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2109
8
Iran
IRN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2511
9
Indonesia
INO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2684
10
Saudi Arabia
SAR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3231
11
Israel
ISR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3464
12
Taiwan
TAI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4154
13
Vietnam
VTN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4189
14
Thailand
THA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4427
15
North Korea
NKO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4673
16
United Arab Emirates
UAE
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6249
17
Myanmar
MYA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6521
18
Singapore
SIN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6931
19
Malaysia
MLY
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7451
20
Bangladesh
BAN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7473
21
Philippines
PHI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8219
22
Uzbekistan
UZB
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8421
23
Iraq
IRQ
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9334
24
Kazakhstan
KAZ
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0286
25
Azerbaijan
AZR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0472
26
Syria
SYR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0506
27
Kuwait
KUW
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PwrIndx Score: 1.3322
28
Oman
OMA
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PwrIndx Score: 1.3911
29
Jordan
JOR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.4417
30
Afghanistan
AFG
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PwrIndx Score: 1.4887
31
Yemen
YEM
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5172
32
Sri Lanka
SRL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5426
33
Qatar
QTR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.6175
34
Turkmenistan
TKM
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7598
35
Georgia
GEO
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2265
36
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2369
37
Cambodia
CMB
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2751
38
Tajikistan
TAJ
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4035
39
Armenia
ARM
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4216
40
Mongolia
MON
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4284
41
Bahrain
BAH
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PwrIndx Score: 2.5132
42
Lebanon
LEB
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PwrIndx Score: 3.0014
43
Laos
LAO
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PwrIndx Score: 3.3003
44
Nepal
NEP
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PwrIndx Score: 3.4701
45
Bhutan
BUT
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PwrIndx Score: 23.2577

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