According to a recent study conducted by defence website Military Direct, China has the strongest military in the world.
Notably India is at the fourth spot after USA at the second spot and Russia at the third spot. The study said "ultimate military strength index" was calculated after taking into consideration various factors including budgets, number of inactive and active military personnel, total air, sea, land and nuclear resources, average salaries, and weight of equipment among others.
China scored 82 out of 100 points whereas India scored 61. The ranking of China is important give its growing territorial expansion ambitions and increased military activities in the South China Sea. Notably USA and India which are among the Top four military in the world, are members of the Quad grouping which has been formalised to counter growing influence of China in Indo-Pacific region.