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Most and least peaceful countries: Troubled Afghanistan ranks at bottom; India not far behind

Updated : July 16, 2021 03:03 PM IST

While Afghanistan has been ranked as the least peaceful nation on Earth in terms of societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation, take a look at the top-five most and five least peaceful countries in the world

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in its 15th Global Peace Index ranked 163 independent states to ascertain the most peaceful countries on Earth in 2021. The rankings identified 23 indicators across three domains -- societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation. While Afghanistan was the least peaceful nation on Earth, take a look at the top-five most peaceful and five least countries in the world. (Image: Reuters)
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in its 15th Global Peace Index ranked 163 independent states to ascertain the most peaceful countries on Earth in 2021. The rankings identified 23 indicators across three domains -- societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation. While Afghanistan was the least peaceful nation on Earth, take a look at the top-five most peaceful and five least countries in the world. (Image: Reuters)
   Most peaceful countries  | Rank 5 | Country: Slovenia | Peace Index Score 1.315 (Image: Reuters)
Most peaceful countries | Rank 5 | Country: Slovenia | Peace Index Score 1.315
(Image: Reuters)
  Rank 4 | Country: Portugal | Peace Index Score 1.267 (Image: Shutterstock)
Rank 4 | Country: Portugal | Peace Index Score 1.267 (Image: Shutterstock)
  Rank 3 | Country: Denmark | Peace Index Score 1.256 (Image: Shutterstock)
Rank 3 | Country: Denmark | Peace Index Score 1.256 (Image: Shutterstock)
  Rank 2 | Country: New Zealand | Peace Index Score 1.253 (Image: Shutterstock)
Rank 2 | Country: New Zealand | Peace Index Score 1.253 (Image: Shutterstock)
  Rank 1 | Country: Iceland | Peace Index Score 1.1. Below are five least peaceful countries in the world. (Image: Shutterstock)
Rank 1 | Country: Iceland | Peace Index Score 1.1. Below are five least peaceful countries in the world. (Image: Shutterstock)
   Least peaceful countries  | Rank 159 | Country: Iraq | Peace Index Score: 3.257 (Image: Reuters)
Least peaceful countries | Rank 159 | Country: Iraq | Peace Index Score: 3.257
(Image: Reuters)
  Rank 160 | Country: South Sudan | Peace Index Score: 3.363 (Image: Reuters)
Rank 160 | Country: South Sudan | Peace Index Score: 3.363 (Image: Reuters)
  Rank 161 | Country: Syria | Peace Index Score: 3.371 (Image: Reuters)
Rank 161 | Country: Syria | Peace Index Score: 3.371 (Image: Reuters)
  Rank 162 | Country: Yemen | Peace Index Score: 3.407 (Image: Reuters)
Rank 162 | Country: Yemen | Peace Index Score: 3.407 (Image: Reuters)
  Rank 163 | Country: Afghanistan | Peace Index Score: 3.631 (Image: Reuters)
Rank 163 | Country: Afghanistan | Peace Index Score: 3.631 (Image: Reuters)
  Rank 135 | Country: India | Peace Index Score: 2.553. While neighbour China took the 100th spot, Bangladesh occupied the 91th rank and Pakistan was below India at 150. (Image: AP Photo)
Rank 135 | Country: India | Peace Index Score: 2.553. While neighbour China took the 100th spot, Bangladesh occupied the 91th rank and Pakistan was below India at 150.
(Image: AP Photo)
Published : July 15, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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