List of top 8 largest militaries in the world finally released

List of top 8 largest militaries in the world finally released

The latest 2021 military ranking by Global Firepower has rated China as having the world largest military, a report by Statista has stated.

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The Asian giant reportedly has about 2.19 million active military personnel at its disposal. The country on the second spot is India, with 1.45 million active military personnel.

Military ranking: List of top 8 largest militaries in the world
China tops list of largest militaries in the world. Photo credits: Yang Bo, Sonu Mehta, Chip Somodevilla, Kyodo News
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The United States of America (USA) occupies the third spot with 1.4 million active military personnel while North Korea follows with 1.3 million.

Below is the list of top eight largest militaries in the world:

1. China: 2,185,000

2. India: 1,445,000

3. United States: 1,400,000

4. North Korea: 1,300,000

5. Russia: 1,014,000

6. Pakistan: 654,000

7. South Korea: 600,000

8. Iran: 525,000

Military ranking: List of top 8 largest militaries in the world finally released
China tops list of 8 largest militaries in the world. Photo source: Statista
Source: UGC

Legit.ng notes that no African country, including Nigeria, is found on the top eight list.

Meanwhile, in 2019, the Nigerian Armed Forces was rated as the fourth most powerful military in the African continent.

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According to the list of military rankings released by Global Firepower, the Nigerian military rated 0.7007 on its Power Index score to be positioned behind Egypt, Algeria and South Africa, Africa's top three militaries.

Based on the Power Index score, Nigeria was also ranked as the 44th most powerful military in the world for the year 2019.

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In another report, many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to honour frontline troops who are making sacrifices for the country and engaging criminal elements across the country.

The country is marking the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, a day set aside to honour the memory of troops who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Comments monitored on Twitter by Legit.ng show that the significance of the day is not lost on Nigerians and they have used the opportunity to pay their respects to the fallen heroes.

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