Top Ten Most Powerful Asian Countries

The Top Ten
1 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

India has the worlds biggest potential, it is currently growing as it has now surpassed China in GDP growth meaning one day India may surpass both China and the USA, India also is the most friendly in the world being friends with Russia, USA, and the EU meaning that it and get the benefits of all 3 of these nations, India will also have the worlds largest population soon and with one of the youngest populations in the world, India can get more of the younger generation to contribute to Indian growth or if a war happened, more manpower for the Indian forces, India has been brought to it's knees but time and time again they can rise through the ashes into a united peoples
-Love from a British person.

The philosophy of India is " Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" ; the unity that exists among so many diversified cultures living together itself makes India a great Power. India is like a rainbow of amazing cultures.
Secondly, India is on its way to become a Superpower with remarkable progress in almost all areas. May it be Economy, Firepower or Exports in various sectors, India is among top five in all these vital sectors and its true potential is even bigger than that.

My sisters and brothers of all Asian countries who filled my heart joy unspeakable to see that everyone have proud on their country but it doesn't mean we should make fool of each other we are living in Asian union and we are all one we are all brothers and I know one thing we Asians are all winners today think about that day when the world will be not with us then we will help each other we are Asians and I am proud of being an Asian let's be an Asian. thankyou.

India is a super power due to their huge human resource, however the bad politics,discrimination based on religion and cast are slowdown the growth. India's federal system and laws are good but bad politicians and big business people are above the any law of this country. Cash and politics are more powerful here,above 80% of the total population are still under poverty where we can see 3 richest people in world out of top 10 richest in world.

2 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

Pakistan is the only Muslim country to be a nuclear power. Pakistan is a very strong country. I am not saying this thing being a Pakistani. India is much larger than us but still they lost four wars from us 1948,1965,1971 and 1999. If some people try to say that India won 1971 war so it is true but it was a political lost. In battlefield they lost badly. My own great grandfather killed India 80+ soldiers because of which he was awarded with staare juraat. In 1999 the situation was that India did not know that their soldiers are being killed till two days. India is stronger their defense budget is much larger than us they have more resources but our human resources are much better this gives us a clear edge over them. Pakistan Zindabaad.

Pakistan has number 1 intelligence army (ISI).
Pakistan has strongest nuclear power.
Pakistan has most intelligent student in the world.
Pakistan has the world best scientist (dr. Abdul salaam).
Pakistan has the world strongest honest religion Islam. However people don't like PakistanI people because of terrorism. But terrorism is NOT allowed in Islam, In fact ISALM said "if you killed a one innocent person, it means you killed a whole mankind". Thos terrorists who called themselves a Muslim are fake because as I said before, Islam is a religious of PEACE not for terrorism. If any one (from any religion, including Islam) killed any ONE innocent person has NO RELIGION.

From recent encounter with India one can judge the POWER of Pakistan and Pakistani people:
What Pakistan claimed? and
what India claimed?
Pakistan claimed that it shot down 2 fighter jets and presented proof of 1 because it downed in the Pakistani side.
Pakistan claimed it arrested Indian Pilot Abhinandan and showed him to the whole world.Proved!
India claimed it bombarded inside Pakistani territory and killed 350+ terrorist but yet FAILED to show to the whole world.
India claimed it shot down 1 F-16 with MIG-21.(World knows that MIG-21 are flying coffins and F-16s are battle hardened proven fighter) but miserably FAILED to proof this claim too.
So Pakistan being a small sized country proved its power to the whole world and proved that Indian just brags its superiority to Pakistan.

Pakistani people can lay down their lives in the name of Islam. They are always ready to face any challenge. India and other countrise can just threat Pakistan. They don't know what we have because we have always kept it a secret. According to me Pakistan has Worlds no. 1 patriots ready to fight their enemy with bravery and courage. It doesn't matter if they are less in number. One can defeat other by good planning and force and I believe Pakistan has that planning and force.

3 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

Let's be honest. When it comes to ASIA, it is China. Let's just be logical in this site people. No matter if it's communist or whatever. China it's the most powerful in Asia, we can actually see this, make a comparison, watch a chinese military on youtube and then watch the indian one. It's getting annoying already those indian full of poop massing in all the topics to make their country looks greater upon Pakistan. I'm from Brazil by the way.

In Battlefield 4 I also like playing as China in the multiplayer.

How is China seventh? They are the second most populated country in the world, have a rapidly developing economy, the world's third strongest space program, and are a top nuclear power. I'm confused here. The only reason Israel is in this is because the US keeps them there. They were created by Europeans and the country is basically Palestinians vs Jews. I love Israel, they have the highest rate of recycling water in the world, but they are not more powerful than China

I think this list was created by some Indian or Pakistani fool. No way India and Pakistan could come to 1st and 2nd place while China is on 8? And Russia? Get the facts very straight my dear Indians and Pakistani's that China should be at India's place and Russia should follow on Pakistan's second number. This list should be considered a disgrace for major Asian nations. This is coming from a Pakistani who lives not in dream, but reality.

India? Sure. India is the 3rd most powerful country in Asia ranked on military and government. China is the 2nd, while Russia is the 1st. I am voting for this because I like China. However, Pakistan and Iran above China? what? According to multiple professional scientist made encyclopedias(not Wikipedia, it is made by no life guys who put fake info), Pakistan is 10th while Iran is 23rd as of 2016. Also, Japan is 9th, South Korea is 7th and Vietnam is 21st. Yes, very inaccurate. But, what can I say from most people voting are dumb Indians/Paskistans?

4 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

People who are saying Russia is not in Asia should have some knowledge, Russia is both in Asia and Europe or Eurasia, most of its parts are in Asia.
The western part of russia is in Europe and the eastern part of russia is in Asia!

Yes, they're evil, which is why I suspect many are not voting for them, but COME ON! They're the second most powerful country in the whole world! They could wipe the floor with India, Pakistan, China, Iran, and Israel all at once!

I am Indian...Many Indians Love Russia... Because Russia helped us during Initial Stages of Launching of Satellites & Rockets... Thank You Russia...!

I m from India. I love Russia and respect their people a lot. Because Russia helped India many of times whether it's 1965,1971or1999

5 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

Israel is a completely badass country. All neighboring countries went to war with Israel but they have never lost a battle. If the war gets out of hands, the United States is a huge ally to Israel and would come to it's aid. The United States has the best missile defense system in the world stationed in Israel. It can shoot down 90% of all missiles by using its own missiles to shoot down incoming missiles. Israel does also have a pretty strong army. Both men and women are required to serve in the military for a decent amount of time.

Israel is the worst country of world! Who put it here in this list! It's a country who kill unarmed people who have done nothing! They are raiding territories! They must be destroyed completely! They are the ones who have disturbed worlds peace besides USA and India!

Who said Israel was an Asian country because according to a map it is considered an European country

The Israel is a mockery country I don't love it. They are rough and brutal.

6 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

All the world help Iraq to overcome Iran in 8 years far but Iran over come all of them.
Iran is the best because the people of it believe in Allah and the god is with Muslim peopels.

Iran is my country and I love and I think it should be top 1#

Iran indeed is a respectful country
I wish you best in your development
with love from Pakistan

Iran is the most powerful country in the middle east and 4th of asia

7 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea is and remains an economic and military powerhouse in the Asian world. Japan got the better of them only once...trust and believe that history will not be repeated.

It is the strongest and very smart imagine korea had a land of US hahaa they will literally rule the place. imagine right now south korea is very strong imagine combinding with north korea. it will double the power north korea have neuks and we have money and wealth!

Korea is on 11th place world strongest country, and also getting stronger, many people say China is getting bigger but so as Korea is so I am voting for South Korea!

Your go-to Asian country for culture, power, and anything else. I need to get off this island and get onto a peninsula!

8 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Has the best military and Vietnam battles until the end of the war and succeeds. I don't think Vietnam ever lost for a war in history. Which is pretty amazing for how small a country it is but with so many people. This country is in fact the most toughest Asian country ever. It has defeated bigger countries in the past and they succeeded. This is mind blowing!

Vietnam won against four Chinese dominations, three Mongol invasions, the French, and the U.S. Vietnam should be at least top three in Asia.

Vietnam is the most powerful countries because Look the flag has a star.

Vietnam is kinda powerful cause they lose war againest chins

9 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

The man who wrote U can't go near to the North Korea is because we don't want to go in the land of that fat with big yellow teeth..I am an American!

North Korea better than India & Pakistan...Very Good Comedy...India & China are Newly Industrialised Countries...U can't go near to them NK...

What? I can't understand a word about the amn who wrote India and Pakistan and China... U can't blah blah blah

At least North Korea is better than India and Pakistan

10 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

No doubt, China is the first but after China Japan has the third largest economy in the World. Yen is one of the most important currencies which has huge impact to the economy. The export tons of goods everyday, to make our lives better; cars, electronics, robots, etc..

Go Japan! Watch out for sushi ninjas! (Sorry if I offended anyone, though I AM half-Japanese, so...) still sorry if I offended anyone though but seriously, don’t underestimate Japan!

I am an Indian but I support this because Japan is country hard work and technology, I think this country should be in the place of Pakistan.Japan supports India in many places and it is country of peace although it has grand army

This country is definitely a force to be reckoned with. They had a strong lineage of ruthless people. They are more crazy than some people think.

The Contenders
11 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Philippines has experienced of being colonized by 3 countries, liked Spain, Japan and USA but it was end into close ties friend and allies, through their aggression, Filipinos learned on how to become tough, indeed our government are trying to purchase some sort of high power military equipment's to modernized our country although with the helps of some good allies countries, it will be the first step and to become one of a powerful country in the future, if we go back last 3 decades ago, may be now Philippines is one among of 5 powerful countries with the leadership of Marcos.

Here in the Philippines (before those foreign men colonized us), we are so much generous, no colonial/crab mentality, no lazy people and here's a surprising thing! There are no thieves way back then in the time of our Ancestors. Philippines is packed with nature! And that's why the other countries want our lands! I find it relaxing here in the Philippines, you can communicate with everybody because every person here in the Philippines (9/10) are very approachable! I don't care if the other countries are powerful, they just wanted to become powerful because they love to dominate! Here in the Philippines, we just wanted to have a peaceful life :)
-Jesse Adrianne

Even though Philipines has lack of weapons and fighting equipments like navy ships, fighter planes and tanks but our Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers are well trained, experts, most experienced and most feared forces, not only by south east asian nations but also by terrorists in Mindanao.The Armed Forces of The Philippines soldiers are very experts in the jungle. They can operate even in small group vs a large group of terorrists like Abusayaf, MILF, BIFF and especially the longest revolutionary group the NPA!

Phillippines is weak look and compare south korea and Philippines like 30 to 40 year before this country was more rich then south korea because of the korea war of US and soviet union and look now we are way leading look at samsung does philliippines have that kind of famous brand that is competeing with Apple? of another KIA and HYUNDAI does philippines have those cars? oh ha jeepnees also economy. The people here is bad many robbers bad people and the police doesn't care of those stuff they are the sides of people who gives more money. only money bad also the armies. they are weak maybe swords? they always get there stuff from china mostly do they have many famous brands? or anything all the cars, biuldings famous things here are owned by jappanese chinese and korean. but it is peaceful and nice to live but not strong or smart country as south korea. but I love this country as my second home country

12 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.

Turkey is absolutely one of the strongest in Asia. Turkey, Pakistan, India, China, Russia, Japan, South-Korea, North-Korea and Israel are the powers in Asia.

The Ottoman Empire will rise again in 2023. Turkey will have it's own fighter jets, fifth-generation fighterjets, warships, tanks, drones, rockets, defense systems, transport and even DLC's. ASELSAN, Otokar and TAI are developing this, in 2023 it is ready for use. The Turkish economy will become one of the best, the infrastructure will become better then EU, physicians will increase, cities will become very modern like Istanbul and Ankara. Turkey will have worlds greatest airport in the world. Beko and Vestel are the greatest electronic producers in EU.

Its wrong because after pakistan and china turkey is the most poweful country in asia

Turkey is sincere country... they live and let live others

They win at the expense of war crimes

13 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

I hate Israel because it has no sense of piece or any brains to understand the beauty of the world and people.

A very big Muslim country and Pakistan is proud of you because allah home

Isis lovers terrorist and child killers in Yemen

Really powerful Asian country in the Middle East.

14 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

High alert of terrorism activities.
Very secretive military (never shared military activities to public,no matter how the minority of Malaysians condemning their government, most of this citizen are rubbish minded that don't know how to appreciate the sacrifices of our heroes and they only know to share our country issues and let the world know ("don't ask what your country can do for you,ask what you can do for your country"-JFK).
-very good relationship with most of the country.
-good job by Kor Risk Diraja (Malaysia intelligence agency) in protecting our nation.
Negaraku

Malaysia is the weakest country in the world perhaps. Laziness and corruption are the reasons.

I don't know about you guys who don't know A THING about Malaysia but lemme tell you something one fact about Malaysia that many and most people DO NOT KNOW:

THE ONE WHO TRAINS THE US (and other few countries) SOLDIERS ARE THE COMMANDERS FROM MALAYSIA. And the reason why they are so secretive is because its classified. HAVEN'T HEARD OF THAT WORD BEFORE DUH

Malaysian is the weakest country!

15 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Singapore is one of the country that has high currency. One of the most expensive cities in the world. Top leading country for the best airports in the world. Including airline(s). Leading country for domestic growth products. Investments, too. Country that gives the best education (primary school level, secondary level, junior colleges and world leading universities in the world) One of the busiest country in the world, a rich country that have good government, economy, and great education system. And is a multiracial country.

Singapore should be 4th after China,Russia and India.Because it's a beautiful country and some help with U.S.

Stupid country

it is the best

16 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

Indonesia is definitely one of the strongest nations out there. Though, it does lack so much in terms of weaponry, considering that they are old and we need to get new ones. But in terms of the strength and power of the army itself, we should be proud of our military force.

According to the Global Firepower list, Indonesia ranks 14th out of 126 countries in the list, making Indonesia the strongest South East Asian nation. And that itself is quite an achievement. And Indonesia has recently won 1st place at the AASAM shooting competition in Australia back in May. Beating countries that are considered to have a stronger military, such as the UK, and the US and many more.

By those examples, we can all conclude that Indonesia is in no way, shape, or form, inferior to other countries in military. We may lack in terms of weaponry and technology, but when it comes to the strength of our brave soldiers, we should be very proud to have such amazing men and women to serve for our ...more

Indonesia have diversity in ethics, language, culture, animal and plants variety, and also food. it also have abundant natural resource and one of most promising nation for investing. Indonesia also have potential to become fifth largest economy in the world and have large numbers of productivity worker.

Indonesia have a greatest elite troops. and 4th biggest population have big economy the strongest people Indonesia might be the have the many strongest people I think top five Asia

Indonesian economic has growing rapidly in any sector on the last 2 decades. Sorry bad grammars

17 Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

All terrorist go to their butt

Syria have own terror...that's is bashar ul asad

I love you Syria I was borend in you

Syria Bashar Al-assad for everr ✌

18 Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.

When saddam in charge, iraq is the best but now... just a puppet of USA

Saddam Hussein was betrayed by this moron
Us that he possess WMDs.

Iraq is terrible

19 United Arab Emirates

Have a lot of great city

20 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bangladesh do not invest much for military. But it has a huge military ready population. Government is currently modernizing the military. With about 30 million military ready population Bangladesh do pack a punch..
It has a functional navy and airforce too. BD army serves as peacekeeper in Africa, So they are being constantly tasted. A large division of the army is stationed in terrorist prone hilly areas of BD as well. So the armed forces are battle ready. Not to mention Bangladesh beat Pakistan with almost bare hand to won its liberation war. If we go back to history, during british and mughol era, Bengal province was the most coup prone area...so people are very much against occupation. Bangladesh has never or will ever strike a foreign force. However it is certainly more than a capable defensive force.

We have world bravest soldiers and 16 crore peoples are brave not coward. We have a history of 9 month war of independence with our brave freedom fighters.

In recent time Bangladesh is going to one of the most powerful country in Asia.

One of the most populated country and future strong contender from Asia...

21 Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

The mongol empire

Yes I like that

22 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Thailand is the safest, though not entirely. The amazing thing is that I never of any snatch thrift before, or even any report of it. Most of the things involves foreigner trying to abuse the Thai, but authorities are quick to act.

Best in the worls

Thailand is the new impirial Japan. they will conquere asia

Conscripted army, and not lacking in resources. Lots of foreign money coming in. LONG LIVE THE KING.

23 Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

4 Asian tigers

24 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

The ancient Kandyan army had the potential to defeat the British with absolutely no strain on their resources. Sri Lanka is only in this state today because the king was a tyrant, and the people wanted the British to rule instead

Sri Lanka is a strong country and also developing rapidly

After 2030 Sri Lanka will be one of the best countries in the world.. not only in Asia...

Sri Lanka have a many geographical features

25 Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains ...read more.

Myanmar have Great Army, Air and Navy that are developing and more powerful at the current.

You all BUDDIST in this country should be BURN into HELL, killing innocent people just like HITLER BITCH, russia should flying his NUKE to this BARBARIC country

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