The best army in the world be a combination of the US, British, Australian and Canadian forces. The UK/Australian SAS and SBS special forces are simply the best. When it comes to the best regular troops, I would have to say it is the Gurkha regiments from Nepal who are part of the British army.
India has put its massive population to use, and built an army of a sizeable 3.5 million, including 1.325 million active military. The huge size of the Indian military is one of the reasons why it has always remained among the countries with strongest armies in the world.
In a world rife with global conflicts, the ability to project power and wield that power decisively is an important national security and diplomatic asset. The folks at Global Firepower have figured out a way to rank who has the most powerful military.
See also; Top 10 Military Generals in The World. 6. France. France is another country to follow Germany’s lead because, in 2013, it took the decision to ‘effectively ‘freeze’ its military spending, and cut down on the defense jobs by 10%, to save money for technologically advanced equipment.
It has also started its first military expansion in over 40 years by placing a new military base on its outer islands. Japan spends $49.1 billion on defense, the sixth most in the world. Japan's military is fairly well-equipped. It currently has 247,000 active personnel with an additional 57,900 in reserve.
Its army size, including regular troops and reserves, is just above 660,000. Turkey’s air force has 1000 aircraft. The military also claims to 16,000 land weapons. It has strong diplomatic ties with the US, and partakes in initiatives around the world. Now it stands at 8th spot amongst strongest armies. See also; 10 Best Special Forces in the world. 7.
Pakistan’s elite special forces unit, army’s Special Services Group (SSG) has been listed as the best special forces group, ahead of units such as the US Navy SEALs and the British Special Air Service group. The list, by Business Insider Australia ranked Pakistani commandos as the best of the nine top elite forces from around the world.