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  • India is the world's second most populous country and the largest arms importer.

  • They also have a growing economy, are nuclear capable,

  • and are constantly skirmishing with Pakistan.

  • So how powerful is India?

  • And how big of a threat do they pose to global stability?

  • Well, normally we would compare a nation's military strength to that of United States or Russia.

  • But a more relevant comparison is China,

  • and even then the gap still wide.

  • China has roughly ~2,285,000 active troops.

  • India has only has roughly ~1,325,000 active troops.

  • They're also outnumbered when it comes to tanks, ships, subs, and planes.

  • China has a larger military budget, and

  • a better command structure.

  • Because India's military command is uniquely fractured.

  • There is no centralized military authority within India's armed forces.

  • They do not have an equivalent to the US's Head of the Joint Chiefs

  • As a result, the heads of each wing of their military act somewhat autonomously.

  • This is by design.

  • It prevents the military from assuming too much power,

  • or organizing a coup.

  • As a side effect, the military also has difficulty organizing

  • solid war scenarios or contingency plans.

  • According to some reports, the Indian military is lacking a strategic culture.

  • They are also lacking a strong military-industrial complex

  • India buys the majority of its weapons from other nations.

  • This gives them both an economic and technological disadvantage.

  • If you are buying more than 50% of your military equipment from Russia,

  • you are not going to have a better equipped military than Russia.

  • But with all of that said, things are not as bad for India as they may seem

  • India is believed to have a more experienced and better trained military than China,

  • and one more aircraft carrier.

  • They also have better relationships with other naval powers

  • like South Korea, Japan, and the US.

  • India conducts more joint naval exercises with US than it does with any other nation.

  • They also have a nuclear arsenal with rockets capable

  • of hitting most areas of China.

  • All of which act as a deterrent against Chinese aggression.

  • So, again, with all of that said, how powerful is India

  • and how much of a threat do they pose to global stability?

  • Well, they have the fourth most powerful military by strength,

  • the tenth largest economy by size,

  • and they could pose a legitimate threat to global stability.

  • Primarily because of their location.

  • India sits between China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

  • They are currently engaged in border disputes with both China and Pakistan,

  • plus, a less than covert guerrilla war with Pakistan

  • which occasionally includes direct military combat in Kashmir.

  • If a large-scale war were to break out with China, South Asia, or a Far-Eastern nation like Pakistan,

  • there is a good chance that India would be involved.

India is the world's second most populous country and the largest arms importer.


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印度有多強大? (How Powerful Is India?)

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