LARGEST ARMIES OF WORLD

 

Army is an important component of country’s defense System and plays vital role in ensuring the safeguard of the citizens from external threats. It is one of the key factors for maintaining balance of power among nations. It is also a very important tool that is used for enforcing a country’s say on global issues. After World Wars, the importance of army has become paramount.

Several factors determines how much size of army a country should have, among them, two most important factors are: the population of country and the amount of external threats a country faces. However, the later factor is a controversial subject. Some countries have maintained army beyond their capacity, not taking into account these factors.   

This post gives review on world’s top seven armies.

1. CHINA













Official Name:     Peoples Liberation Army

Founded in:        August 1, 1927

Size:                      2,285,000

Headquarters:    Beijing

Colors:                  Red & Yellow

Nuclear Assets:  Yes

Navy:                     Yes

Air force:               Yes

Expenditure:        2.0 %

 

2. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



Official Name:     US Army

Founded in:        14 June, 1775

Size:                      1,458,219

Headquarters:    Washington D.C

Colors:                  Red, White, Blue, Olive Green, Black      

Nuclear Assets:  Yes

Navy:                     Yes

Air force:              Yes

Expenditure:       4.7 % of GDP

3. INDIA











Official Name:      Indian Army

Founded in:         15 August, 1947

Size:                       1,325,000

Headquarters:     New Delhi

Colors:                  Red, Yellow, Green, Orange White

Nuclear Assets:  Yes

Navy:                     Yes

Air force:               Yes

Expenditure:        2.5% of GDP

Air force:               Yes

Expenditure:        2.5 %

4. NORTH KOREAN











Official Name:      Korean People’s Army

Founded in:         April 25, 1932

Size:                      1,106,000

Headquarters:     Pyongyang

Colors:                  Red, Yellow, Blue

Nuclear Assets:  Yes

Navy:                     Yes

Air force:              Yes

Expenditure:       25% of GDP

5. RUSSIA











Official Name:     Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

Founded in:        7 May, 1992

Size:                      1,027,000

Headquarters:    Vladikavkaz

Colors:                  Red, Yellow

Nuclear Assets:  Yes

Navy:                     Yes

Air force:               Yes

Expenditure:        3.9% of GDP

6. SOUTH KOREA











Official Name:     Republic of Korea Army

Founded in:        September 5, 1948

Size:                      687,000

Headquarters:    Gyeryong

Colors:                  White, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Red

Nuclear Assets:  No

Navy:                     Yes
Air force:               Yes

Expenditure:        2.7% of GDP


7. PAKISTAN













Official Name:       Pakistan Army

Founded in:          14 August, 1947

Size:                        617,000

Headquarters:      Rawalpindi, GHQ

Colors:                   Green and White

Nuclear Assets:   Yes

Navy:                      Yes

Air force:                Yes

Expenditure:         3.5%
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