People’s Republic of China Called the People’s Liberation Army, the military of the People’s Republic of China is one of the largest and strongest armies with a total count of active personnel as 2,285,000. China to increase defense spending by ‘7-8%’ in 2016.
2. United States
US spends 43 percent of the total military spending in the world. There are also more military personnel is per capital in the U.S. than in China. A total count of active personnel as 1,429,995.
The President of India is the supreme commander of Indian Armed Forces. India is the largest importer of military arms, with its spending equivalent to 9 percent of the world’s imports. The total count of active personnel as 1,329,998.
4. North Korea
The Koream People’s Arm- Korean has nearly 1,190,000 active troops alongside the 6th largest air force with 1,393 aircraft, as well as a small 166 ships. Almost four out of 10 people in North Korea make up the country’s army.
Russian Federation has one of the largest armies in the world with total active personnel of 1,027,000.The country is the world’s leader, with almost 8,500 active nuclear warheads.
6. South Korea
The South Korean army was created in 1948 after the division of the country into two states. Longest and strongest armed forces with a total of 687,000 active personnel on-board.
Pakistan has long has bellicose relationships with its neighboring countries, particularly India. Pakistan imports many of its weapons from the United States and China.The Pakistan Army has a total of 617,000 active personnel.
The Iraqi military forces have collapsed and been rebuilt a number of times over the years.The Iraq Army has a total of 578,269 active personnel.
The Iranian army was established after the Pahlavi dynasty took over the country in 1925. Its officers were trained in American and European military academies.The Iran Army has a total of 523,000 active personnel.