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India’s Defence Ministry is World’s Biggest Employer

India’s Defence Ministry is World’s Biggest Employer

India has achieved a new feat According to a report in “Statista,” the Indian Ministry of Defence employs a total headcount comes to 2.92 million worldwide, including active duty personnel, reservists, and civilian staff. According to a Statista infographic on the companies with the largest workforces globally in 2022, the US Department of Defense, which employs 2.91 million people, stands second after the Indian Defense Ministry.

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The private company Statista is a Germany-based private organisation that provides data and statistics on a range of international issues.

“India’s Ministry of Defence is at the top of the list of the largest employers in the world. The total headcount, which includes active duty personnel, reservists, and civilian employees, is 2.92 million, slightly more than the Department of Defense in the United States “.

Defense Forces of China, the People’s Liberation Army, which doesn’t include civilian positions, employs around 2.5 million people, the Hamburg-based firm specializing in market and consumer data said.

The report also stated, no company in the world has more employees than Walmart. “The latest information from the US retail giant put the figure at a massive 2.3 million. Not even the behemoth that is Amazon comes close, despite being in second place with a 1.6 million-strong workforce,” cites Statista

This latest infographic by Statista doesn’t come as surprise after total global military expenditure reached USD 2113 billion in 2021.

According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the five largest spenders in 2021 were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia, together accounting for 62 per cent of expenditure and especially India spent USD 76.6 Billion on it’s military in 2021, which is the third highest in the world. The US spent USD 801 billion on its military in 2021, while China, the second-largest spender in the world, spent an estimated USD 293 billion.


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