India ranks 4th in Asia Pacific on Power Index

Published on May 09, 2018
The inaugural Asia Power index by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, has ranked India at the 4th position among 25 nations in the Asia Pacific region.
  • The index measures the overall power of 25 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region including nations such as Pakistan, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. 
  • India has been pegged as a "giant of the future" but trails behind in indicators of defence networks and economic relationships. 
  • The US claimed the top spot in five of the eight Index measures and a 10-point lead over China in overall power.
  • A country’s overall power is its weighted average across eight measures of power which are as follows-
      • Economic resources
      • Military capability
      • Resilience
      • Future trends
      • Diplomatic influence
      • Economic relationships
      • Defence networks
      • Cultural influence
  • According to the Index certain countries are ranked as Middle Powers whereas some are ranked as Minor Powers.

The countries ranked as Middle Powers are-

  • Russia
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • New Zealand
  • Vietnam
  • Pakistan
  • Taiwan
  • Philippines
  • North Korea

The countries ranked as Minor Powers are –

  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka
  • Cambodia
  • Mongolia
  • Laos
  • Nepal

Expected Questions

What is India’s rank in Asia Pacific on Power Index?
Which country tops the list in Asia Pacific on Power Index?

The recently released Asia Power Index was prepared by which organization/institute?
Lowly Institute, Australia

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