The Pakistan Army has been declared a rising global military power, ranking as the 7th most powerful army in the world, according to the Military Strength Rankings 2023. This is a significant jump from its previous rankings, which were 15th, 10th, and 9th in the years 2020, 2021, and 2022 respectively. The Military Strength Rankings by Global Firepower is based on over 60 factors, including defense budget, manpower, and weaponry. Pakistan’s PowerIndex score of 0.1694 places it above countries such as Japan, France, and Italy. The US, Russia, and China have maintained their positions as the top 3 most powerful armies in the world. This recognition highlights Pakistan’s efforts to modernize and improve its military capabilities, contributing to its national security interests.