The Army, in today’s world, is considered an important part of the countries.
The Armies, in most of the countries is divided into 3 departments
The Air Force, The Navy and the Ground Forces. the main strength of a countries
army is considered the ground forces. Following are the World’s top 3 armies based on
the number of troops.
1) People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF), China
The China’s People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) is the world’s largest army
deploying 1.25 million troops currently. PLAGF was established in 1927 and is one the major
military divisions of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The PLA operates under the Central
Military Commission’s command.
China is the world’s second largest military spender after US in the world. China spent 106 billion
dollars on Army in 2012.
2) United States Army
US has three military departments- army, navy and air force- working under the Department of Defense.
The main components of the US army are active and reserved components. The number of employees in the
US army are more than 1.1 million, this number includes active duty, reserved and National Guard members.
In year 2012, the US spent 668 billion dollars on defense.
3) Indian Army
The Indian Army is consist of 1.1 million troops, which bring it to one of the world’s largest armies in the world.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is the person, under who’s command the Indian Army operates. The army has a lot of divisions
such as mountain divisions, infantry divisions, Armour divisions and mechanized divisions.