According to the 2022 World Military Strength Ranking, Pakistan's military is the ninth most powerful in the world.
The rating was released by Global Firepower, which used over 50 separate elements to calculate a nation's PowerIndex ('PwrIndx') score, with categories ranging from military force and finances to logistical capabilities and location.
The Global Firepower ranking compares and examines a wide range of elements, not only the number of soldiers or weapons deployed by a country, to assess the armed forces of 138 countries.
Pakistan moved up one spot in the annual ranking this year, reaching ninth place out of 140 nations.
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Tokyo has expressed alarm in recent years over Beijing's activity in the region, particularly in relation to the disputed Senkaku Islands, also known in China as the Diaoyudao Islands.
The Japanese military conducted drills in November to prepare for a military takeover of the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which are under Japanese sovereignty.
According to Kyodo News, the drills, which involved border guards and police forces, were held on an island off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture that resembled the Senkaku islands in terms of topography and other aspects. According to sources, Japan is concerned that these areas may be seized by Chinese maritime police posing as civilian fishermen.
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