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Indian Defence Ministry is World’s Biggest Employer: Germany-based Statistics Report

The US Department of Defense falls short by a slender margin to come in second

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INDIA: A Germany-based organisation, “Statista,” released an infographic in which India’s Ministry of Defense is the world’s biggest employer. The Indian Defense Ministry currently employs 2.92 million people, which includes active-duty personnel, reservists, and civilian staff.

Statista is a private organisation based in Germany that provides statistics and data regarding a multitude of issues across the world.

The report said that India’s Ministry of Defense leads the chart of the world’s largest employers with a combined headcount of 2.92 million.

The US Department of Defense, which employs 2.91 million people, was ranked a close second by Statista.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army was ranked third with 2.5 million employees. The figures for the PLA do not include civilian positions.

Statista added that the Central Military Commission, the Chinese equivalent of the US Department of Defense, may have around 6.8 million employees.

However, Statista did not deem the figure to be reliable enough to be included in the list.

According to the report, Walmart was the company with the most employees worldwide. The retail giant from the US employs around a massive 2.3 million people, according to the latest information.

E-commerce giant Amazon was ranked second among companies. Amazon has 1.6 million employees, far fewer than Walmart’s workforces 

The infographic by Statista sheds new light on a 2021 survey, in which total global military expenditure was reported to be USD 2113 billion.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) stated the United States, Russia, China, India, and the United Kingdom as the largest spenders on military expenses in 2021.

The five nations together were responsible for 62% of the total expenditure on military purposes.

As per the SIPRI report, the US spent $801 billion on the military in 2021, while China spent the second highest amount of $293 billion. India spent $76.6 billion and was ranked third in the world.

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