Asian Countries with the Most Submarines
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Which country has the largest submarine fleet in Asia?
The country with the largest submarine fleet in Asia is North Korea with a total of 70 subs. At second and third, are China with 69 submarines and South Korea with 23 submarines.
The average submarine fleets of the countries in Asia is around 8.0 subs.

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Nuclear Submarines. China has the most number of nuclear submarines in Asia - at 14 subs. Average number of nuclear submarines among countries in Asia is around 0.6 subs.

Non-nuclear Submarines. North Korea has the largest regular submarine fleet (70 subs) in Asia. In Asia, on average, countries have a regular submarine fleet size of 7.5 subs.


These are the countries with the most number of submarines in Asia:

North Korea.

North Korea's military among world's largest (credit: Youtube/CNN)

North Korea has the largest military force in the world. North Korea has a military that is composed of 1,280,000 active personnel (third-largest in Asia), 600,000 in reserve and 5,889,000 from paramilitary forces, totalling 7,769,000 or 306.1 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the highest in the world.

North Korea's battle tank force is the second-largest in the world. On land, North Korea has a mobile force of 10,375 tanks. For aerial defence, North Korea has an air force of 576 military aircrafts and 100 attack helicopters.

North Korea's naval fleet is the third-largest in Asia. North Korea has a naval fleet of 73 vessels, including 70 non-nuclear submarines.

 

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China.

How is China strengthening its military? (Credit: Youtube/CGTN)

The country with the second-highest defence budget in the world is China. China's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$261,082M (1.90% of its GDP).

With a 4,015,000-strong military, China has a per-capita ratio of 2.9 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 2,185,000 active personnel (largest in the world), 1,170,000 reserve personnel and 660,000 from paramilitary forces.

China has the third-largest battle tank force in the world. On land, China has a mobile force of 9,000 tanks. For aerial defence, China has an air force of 2,615 military aircrafts and 450 attack helicopters.

China has the largest naval fleet in the world. China has a naval fleet of 270 vessels, including 2 aircraft carriers, 14 nuclear submarines and 55 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 52 frigates, 36 destroyers and 42 corvettes.

 

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South Korea.

South Korea shows off military hardware in Armed Forces Day ceremony... with one eye on North Korea (ARIRANG NEWS)

The defence budget of South Korea is estimated at US$43,891M at around 2.70% of its GDP.

South Korea has the second-largest military force in the world. With a 6,712,500-strong military, South Korea has a per-capita ratio of 130.5 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 599,000 active personnel, 3,100,000 reserve personnel and 3,013,500 from paramilitary forces. Its per-capita military is the second-highest in the world.

On land, South Korea has a mobile force of 2,514 tanks. For aerial defence, South Korea has an air force of 587 military aircrafts and 273 attack helicopters.

South Korea's naval fleet is the second-largest in Asia. South Korea has a naval fleet of 86 vessels, including 23 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 14 frigates, 12 destroyers and 36 corvettes.

 

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Japan.

How Strong Is Japan’s Military? (Credit: Youtube/Newsweek)

With a 317,500-strong military, Japan has a per-capita ratio of 2.5 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 247,150 active personnel, 56,000 reserve personnel and 14,350 from paramilitary forces.

On land, Japan has a mobile force of 688 tanks. For aerial defence, Japan has an air force of 777 military aircrafts and 207 attack helicopters.

Japan has a naval fleet of 73 vessels, including 20 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 6 frigates and 40 destroyers.

 

 Compare Japan with Thailand

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India.

India's Military Might On Display At Grand Republic Day Parade (Credit: Youtube/NDTV)

India has the third-highest defence budget in the world. India allocates about 2.40% of its GDP (estimated at US$71,125M) for its defence budget.

With a 5,137,500-strong military, India has a per-capita ratio of 4 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 1,455,550 active personnel (second-largest globally), 1,155,000 reserve personnel and 2,526,950 from paramilitary forces.

India has the third-largest battle tank force in Asia. On land, India has a mobile force of 6,464 tanks. For aerial defence, India has an air force of 544 military aircrafts and 23 attack helicopters.

India has a naval fleet of 69 vessels, including 1 aircraft carriers, 2 nuclear submarines and 14 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 14 frigates, 11 destroyers and 26 corvettes.

 

 Compare India with Uzbekistan

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Singapore.

Singapore Defence Strategy: The country spends more than $11 billion a year (Credit: TRT World)

Singapore allocates about 3.20% of its GDP (estimated at US$11,211M) for its defence budget. Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest in Asia.

Singapore has a military of 310,900 personnel, with 51,000 active, 252,500 in reserve and 7,400 from paramilitary forces, making up 51.9 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Singapore has a mobile force of 96 tanks. For aerial defence, Singapore has an air force of 126 military aircrafts and 25 attack helicopters.

Singapore has a naval fleet of 22 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 6 frigates and 6 corvettes.

 

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