Top 10 Largest Armies Of The World 2022: Complete List!

Listed below is the information of the top 10 largest armies in the world. The list has been made by comparing the sizes of the armies of various countries of the world.
World's largest armies
World's largest armies

Russia and Ukraine are at loggerheads. The Russian & Ukrainian armies are at war. This makes one wonder which country has the largest army? Get to know about the top 10 armies of the world in this article below.

The army happens to be one of the most important possessions of any country. India happens to be one of the largest armies. Check the tables below to know the largest armies in the world by size, number of active men, recruits etc. 

Generally while comparing the military capabilities of various countries, the service people are divided into three categories: 

i) Soldiers on active duty (those who work for the military full time, often live on base, and may be deployed at any time)

ii) Reserves (People such as the Army Reserve or National Guard who join to save extra money)

iii) Paramilitary members

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Top 10 Armies: Highest Total Number of Military Personnel

India ranks on spot 4 in this list. The list is as per the data of the world population review 2022. This list is topped by Vietnam.

Country

Numbers (members)

Vietnam:

10,522,000

North Korea:

7,769,000

South Korea:

6,712,500

India:

5,137,500

China:

4,015,000

Russia:

3,568,000

United States:

2,233,050

Brazil:

2,101,500

Taiwan:

1,831,800

Pakistan:

1,495,000

Top 10 Armies: Highest Number of Active-Duty Military Personnel

China's massive force is the largest, followed by India and the United States.

Country

Numbers

China:

2,185,000

India:

1,455,550

United States:

1,388,100

North Korea:

1,280,000

Russia:

1,014,000

Pakistan:

654,000

Iran:

610,000

South Korea:

599,000

Vietnam:

482,000

Egypt:

438,500

Top 10 Armies: Highest Number of Active-Duty & Reserve Military Personnel 

Check the list of the top 10 countries with the highest number of personnel on duty and in reserve.

Country

Personnel

Vietnam:

5,482,000

South Korea:

3,699,000

China:

3,355,000

Russian Federation:

3,014,000

India:

2,610,550

United States:

2,233,050

North Korea:

1,880,000

Taiwan:

1,820,000

Brazil:

1,706,500

Pakistan:

1,204,000

The above-mentioned list provides complete details of the largest armies in the world. You would be happy to read that India makes it in every list. 


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FAQ

Who is the head of the Indian defence forces?

Indian President is the Head of the Indian Defence Forces.

Is the Indian army strong?

Indian army stands at the second position in the world in terms of the number of soldiers. This is why it is a strong army.

What is the rank of the Indian Army in the world?

Indian army stands at 2nd position in the world.

Which are the top 5 armies of the world?

The largest armies are the world include China>India> the United States>North Korea>Russia in the decreasing order.

Which is the topmost largest army in the world?

China has the largest army in the world in terms of the number of actively employed soldiers.
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