Pakistan Army ranked among top 10 strongest militaries in the world

01:42 PM | 17 Jan, 2024
Pakistan Army ranked among top 10 strongest militaries in the world

LAHORE – Pakistani armed forces, with a large number of active-duty personnel and reserves, have been ranked among the top 10 powerful militaries in the world, according to the World Military Strength Ranking 2024.

Like many other nations, nuclear-armed Pakistan has been investing in modernising its military capabilities, including the acquisition of advanced weaponry while its forces are actively involved in counterterrorism operations and engaged in military collaborations with various countries.

The Global Firepower has issued the ranking, ranking 145 nations, with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. 60 factors were reviewed meticulously including a number of active personnel, army equipment, financial stability, geographic location, and available resources.

In 2024 rankings, the US, Russia, China, and India hold the top four positions. The table topper Washington got 0.0699 in index. Russia got 0.0702, followed by China which got 0.0706, and fourth by India as the South Asian nation got 0.1023 in recent rankings.

Meanwhile, South Korea took place for the UK, while Japan has also moved upward.

Pakistan currently stands at the ninth spot with an index of 0.1711. Turkey moves upward as compared to last year's rankings.

Pakistan Army in GFP Index

Pakistan has been ranked seventh in manpower and active personnel while in total aircraft and total fighters, the fifth populous nation ranked inside the top-10. 

In the category related to tanks, artillery, and rockets, the country performed well. The country however performed not so well in naval power.

The country also witnessed below-average scores in natural resources. The country of 240 million Pakistan is placed 23rd in Purchasing Power Parity, 62nd in forex reserves, and 47th in Defense budget.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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