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 a gigantic population that translates to a crazy amount of manpower, it also has a pretty good military. But in today's world, a countries power is not based on military power, it is based on the economy and the people. Considering population wise, India has very good potential of becoming a superpower. But, the GDP per capita in India is $2000. That is an incredibly low amount. GDP per capita is the average amount of money of a person in a country. If you have a device to read this text, I would assume you or one of your parents would have over $10,000, even more likely is around $25,000. That is quite a lot compared to the GDP per capita in India. Also, this GDP per capita also includes the more rich people in India available to afford more things. It is very hard to fix a problem like that especially if you have a population of around 1.4 billion. Now, if we look at India's GDP, it is pretty high. It is around 3 trillion. This is what makes India so powerful in modern ...more

My sisters and brothers of all Asian countries who filled my heart and joy unspeakable to see that everyone have proud on their country, but it doesn't mean we should make fools 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. Thank you.

India is a super power due to their huge human resources, however the bad politics, discrimination based on religion and cast are slowing down 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.

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.

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 loss. In battlefield, they lost badly. My own great grandfather killed 80+ Indian 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 Zindabad.

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.

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.

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.

The Peoples' Republic of China is undoubtedly the strongest military power in Asia, possibly even more so than Russia, but I have not been provided enough data for that. But today, a countries power is economic strength and the people of the country. China has the highest population in the world, it has around 1.4 billion people and that is a lot. But if it has that many people, what about its GDP per capita? Well, along with China's gigantic population it has a GDP per capita of $10,000. Some may argue that this is not much but for a large country with a gigantic population, this is a lot. Also, the government has a pretty good control over crime and such things, the people like the government making it good. China also has a very good space program that is the 3rd best in the world. Now, let's take a look at it's GDP. China has the world's second largest GDP on the way to becoming greater than that of the USA. Its
GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021 was around +18%. That is a ...more

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 are 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/Pakistanis?

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 is 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.

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.

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.

Russia is a very old country that has been on for a while. I am not sure wether to classify it as a European country or Asian country since its capital is in Europe yet most of its land is in Asia and it shares parts of both the European and Asian tectonic plates. But it is undoubtedly a very powerful country in military and economy. It has lots of manpower and it has survived many things. It has a pretty good GDP of 1.7 trillion USD in 2019. It has the most artillery pieces and tanks in the entire world along with a gigantic navy.

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...!

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!

Very powerful little tiny country with themost disciplined armed forces ( IDF).
And they to abtain peace more than any nation in the world. Even though they suffered to much in the hands of Hamas, Arabs and World Media they still stand strong... Long Live Israel... Shalom...

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. It isn't just a country it's a world.

It should be first. Take it from me

Of course most powerful in 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. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area.

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 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.

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

I'm American and not North Korean.

Actually, South Korea is much better.

North Korea is awesome

They are the strongest

9 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.

Some people in T.V. said China is stronger than us and it's true.

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.

Ah yes, Japan. The 3rd largest country in economy that has a very powerful military, population and GDP per capita along with some very interesting ads. Japan is an island nation in Asia that is famous for many things and has some of the best companies in the world along with a good economy. The total economy of japan is around 5 trillion. Compared to their population of 126 million they have a pretty good GDP per capita of 40,000. Japan has one problem though, they are in severe financial debt to lots of countries and companies. This was caused by their aging population that required healthcare so they had to borrow some money (a lot of money). Their debt is 2X their economy totalling to 12 trillion USD. Now if we start talking about military power, they have very good military leaders and disciplined and well trained soldiers. They have a decent airforce but their navy is what gives them power. Also, why in the world is Vietnam above Japan on this list?

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. They export tons of goods everyday to make our lives better; cars, electronics, robots, etc.

I am an Indian, but I support this country because Japan is a country of 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 a 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.

Even though Philippines has lack of weapons and fighting equipment 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 terrorists like Abusayaf, MILF, BIFF, and especially the longest revolutionary group - the NPA!

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

Philippines has experienced of being colonized by 3 countries, like 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 to modernize our country, although with the help of some good allied countries, it will be the first step and to become one 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.

Many countries tried to invade Philippines from the past, Philippines may be colonized by other countries but before that happened, filipinos give them a very bitter fight...

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.

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.

Really powerful Asian country in the Middle East.

Killing children in not power...

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

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.

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.

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

Rich natural resources, big population, wide area (land and Sea) and good ratio economic then I believe when indonesia have a good leader then he would become a strong nation

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

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

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

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.

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

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

That first comment was rude.

SriLanka is very educated country. And also have strong army. Who destroyed LTTE completely.. as well as.. most generous country

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.

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