The Pakistani army was ranked as the world’s 15th most powerful military, according to Global Firepower’s 2019 potential military strength ranking.
The U.S., Russia and China, ranked as the three most powerful armies respectively, with India coming in at number four ahead of France, Japan, South Korea and the U.K.
Meanwhile, The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) came in at number nine in the 2019 ranking.
The Global Firepower ranks the militaries of 137 countries by using over 55 factors, such as geography, logistical flexibility, natural resources and local industry, to determine a country’s ranking and PowerIndex score. This allows smaller, more technologically-advanced nations to compete with larger nations. Nuclear weapons are not taken into account despite getting bonus points for their arsenal, while NATO allies receive a bonus due to the “theoretical sharing of war-making resources.”
Meanwhile, landlocked countries are not penalized for not having navies; however countries that do have navies but whose fleets lack diversity are penalized.
A perfect PwrIndex score is 0.0000, which is realistically unattainable. The closer countries are to that number, the more powerful their military is. For example, the Power Index rating for the U.S. is 0.0615. For Pakistan, the figure stands at 0.2798 and for India it is 0.1065.