Global Firepower ranks Tajikistan 120th among 145 countries in terms of military strength

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For 2023, Tajikistan is ranked 120 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual Global Firepower (GFP) review. The country reportedly holds a PwrIndx* score of 2.6403 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect').

The finalized Global Firepower ranking utilizes 60 individual factors to determine a given nation's PowerIndex ('PwrIndx') score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. The perfect score would be 0.000.

With its rating of 2.6403, Tajikistan is one position below Niger (2.6327) and one rung above Burkina Faso (2.6607).

There are currently 145 countries considered for the Global Firepower (GFP) annual defense review (which currently covers the year 2023). Each country is evaluated on a multitude of factors related to a prolonged offensive or defensive military campaign.

According to GFP list, Tajikistan’s active frontline personnel are 9,500.

Tajikistan’s defense budget for 2022 reportedly stood at 90.134,000 million U.S. dollars. Unlike other former Soviet republics in Central Asia, Tajikistan did not receive any military equipment from the former Soviet army. The Armed Forces were created on February 22, 1993.

The Armed Forces consist of the Ground forces, the Mobile forces, the Air and Air Defense forces, the Special forces, the Airborne Forces troops, the National Guard and Security forces (internal and border troops).

Meanwhile, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan rank 62nd, 63rd, 82nd and 107th, respectively.

The Unites States tops the list with a rating of 0.0712, followed by Russia (0.0714), China (0.0722), and India (0.1025).

Bhutan is at the bottom end of the ranking in the 145th position with a rating of 6,2017, preceded by Benin (41269).

Global Firepower provided an analytical display of data concerning modern military powers. 127 powers are considered in the ranking this year, which allows for a broad spectrum of comparison to be achieved concerning relative military strength.

The GFP ranking is based largely on each nation’s potential conventional war-making capability across land, sea and air. The final ranking incorporates values related to resources, finances and geography and 60 different factors make up the final the final GPF ranking, delivering the “PowerIndex” value with bonuses and penalties applied where appropriate. Updates to the list are attempted annually or when new information / corrections warrant them.

Source: Asia-Plus