War is not won by missiles, it is won by the soldiers.
Today the strength and power of a country is measured in terms of power of its economy, armed forces and the living conditions of its citizens. In the modern world, army is not only for fighting wars but also for maintaining the peace at the borders of the country, neutralizing the terrorists, maintaining peace inside the country and contributing to the peace anywhere in the world. From fighting wars against terrorism in Afghanistan to maintaining peace in Syria the armies of top countries also contribute to United Nations Peace Keeping Force.
Be it for protecting the borders or fighting wars, every country needs the best soldiers who can win the war for their country and bring the enemies down to their knees. Keeping this in mind top countries allocate a defense budget to meet the recruitment, training, arms, allowances and other expenses of their armies. Modern weapons, advanced technologies, fighting techniques,training conditions, fleet size and various other factors influence the ranking of militaries. By keeping those factors in mind we have ranked the top armies. Let’s go ahead and read about the best military superpowers in the world:
United States of America
US is the only country in the world, which tops the list for so many good things and now we know it has the world’s best military as well with it’s advanced grade modern weapons and technologies. US allocates world’s largest budget for its armed forces. US army has fought many wars against terrorist organizations like in Syria with ISIS. The US army was also involved in civil war, world war 2 and Vietnam war. And the veterans have made us feel proud by winning every single time. And that’s why we call it the best in the world.
After US, Russia has the most advanced army with talented soldiers ready to take lives and die for their country when necessary. Like US, Russia has too fought many wars and still involved in many that gives them an ‘always alert’ advantage over other armies. With high-profile ultra-modern grade weapons, and fighting techniques Russian army is one of the best. Russian army is also known as red army and which arguably had its superiority established over all other armies during world war 2.
China is the next superpower with modern army and largest number of soldiers. This army is world’s most aggressive army with advanced fighting skills. Involved in war with Indian army in 1962 and winning that war gives it advantage over Indian army. Chinese army contributes to UN peacekeeping activities and its also involved in various activities throughout the world. Chinese army is very experienced and talented that gets a decent budget for it from the wealth of china. That budget helps china to modernize its army and meet the requirements of its soldiers on regular basis.
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India is the fastest growing country and also has one of the best armies in the world. Fighting three wars with Pakistan, one with china, contributing in Afghanistan and various United Nations activities involvement gives a big boost to Indian army over many others. The largest outsourcing of military weapons in the world from countries like Russia, US and Israel, Indian army has some of the best weapons along with second largest man force that gives Indian army advantage to fight wars with its enemies. Indian army is capable of fighting wars in any situations like they fought the kargil war with Pakistan, where enemy was having a great advantage but still India won that. And Indian defence budget is continuously growing after the big growth of its economy this year and various modern weapons are being made in India under the make in India programme launched by Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India.
The United Kingdom
The united kingdom along with new weapons and best men, is one of the most talented armies. United Kingdom has a decent budget to modernize its army regularly. And with lot of experience in wars, the united kingdom soldiers with best skills know how to win wars for their country.
Germany still is one of most advanced militaries of the world with good number of manpower and modern weaponry systems. Fighting wars with Russians, British and Americans alone gives this army the advantage of fighting till last breath. That experience still helps Germany to manage an outstanding army of its soldiers.
France after the world war 2 created a strong army so that if any threat comes to France they can deal with it easily. With highly intelligent weapons and soldiers, French army can deal with any threat and that makes it one of the strongest army.
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Japan’s army is most dedicated and killer in the world. This army has experience of fighting wars with world’s most advanced armies like china and US in world war 2. And as Japan is still involved in many activities that china strongly objects that makes Japan to continuously improve the strength of its army to counter china.
South Korea doesn’t have nuclear weapons like North Korea so with the help of US Army South Korean army modernize itself and improve to counter any threat from the North Korea. And with a decent budget South Korea has amazing army that can deal with any threat from outside world.
Israel’s army is equipped with modern high quality weapons and strong soldiers ready to kill its enemies any time. Involvement in wars and its brave soldiers make the army of Israel really one of the best.
Which is your favorite army and why do you think so? Is there any other army that is really powerful like these ten? Share your views in comments.