The report ranks the strength of 20 countries according to weaponry, including tanks, aircraft, helicopters and submarines, each country represents.
The report has put Indian military at fifth rank. It also states that Pakistan’s active personnel number stands at 710,000 and has it more weaponry than Germany, Australia, and Canada.
“Our analysis reveals the military superiority of the United States in conventional war capabilities compared to its close rivals. Its fleet of 13,900 aircraft, 920 attack helicopters, 20 aircraft carriers and 72 submarines far outweighs the military might of any of its close rivals and so does its defense spending worth $610 billion in 2014, which is far more than the combined military expenditures of the next nine countries in our index.”
“In reality, in today’s nuclear era, conventional forces are not the only indicator of military strength. Russia and the United States account for more than 90% of global inventories of nuclear weapons according to data provided by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) Yearbook 2015,” it added.
The report indicates that US military stands at number 1 position in terms of strength followed by Russia, China and Japan.
Full report can be read here: http://bit.ly/1FUsqmY