Global Firepower Index 2021

Why in News?

Global Firepower has published the Global Firepower Index (GFP) /Military Strength Ranking 2021.


  • Global Firepower Index: It ranks each nation’s potential war-making capability across land, sea and air with conventional weapons.
  • Factors: The index is calculated using fifty individual factors such as geography, logistical capability, manpower, land forces, airpower, natural resources, naval forces and financials.

Key Takeaways:

  • The United States military was ranked the most powerful armed force in the world closely followed by Russia and China.
  • India was ranked fourth in the Index with 542 combat aircraft, 17 submarines, 4,730 tanks, and 37 attack helicopters.
  • Pakistan was ranked the tenth most powerful country in the Index. It has surpassed Israel, Indonesia, Iran, and Canada in terms of military power.

Source: The Hindu

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