Global Peace Index (GPI) measures the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness. The GPI ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their levels of peacefulness.
The GPI gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict and the degree of militarization.
It is released by Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
Global Peace Index (GPI) 2019
India’s rank has slipped five places to 141 this year. India together with Philippines, Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Pakistan are the nine countries with the highest risk of multiple climate hazards. The country has the 7th highest overall natural hazard score. India, the US, China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are the top five countries with the largest total military expenditure.