India’s has managed to maintain its position in the top five military powers in the world on the Global Firepower List 2017 in comparison to Pakistan, which only managed to break in the top 15 last year. India was trailed by major military powers like France, the UK, Japan, Turkey, Germany and to complete the top 10.
India seems to be modernising its military and its nuclear capabilities keeping an eye on China. India's declared policy is of nuclear deterrence and no first strike. However, the modernisation program, particularly the ballistic missiles program, shows that India is intent on bringing the whole of China in its strike range.