India is ranked 4th out of 145 countries considered for the annual GFP review in 2023. The country has a PwrIndx* score of 0.1025 (a score of 0.0000 is regarded as ‘perfect’). The Global Firepower Index is based on fifty distinct factors ranging from geography to logistical capability. Manpower, land forces, airpower, natural resources, naval forces, logistics, and finances are also included.

Trainer fleet, aircraft fleet strength, helicopter fleet, attack fleets, rocket projectors, tank strength, towed artillery, aircraft carriers, naval fleet strength, destroyers, submarines, coastal patrol craft, frigates, mine warfare craft, coastal patrol craft, and tanker fleets are the factors considered under equipment.

China, India’s main rival in the region, remains in third place, while Pakistan, which was in ninth place in 2022 after falling to 15th in 2021, remains in seventh place.