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India ranked 141 in Global Peace Index, Iceland most peaceful

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Global Peace Index has been announced by Institute for Economics and Peace that Iceland ranked First position in the Index whereas Burundi, Serbia, Burkina Faso ranked least positions due to less peaceful.

India ranked 141st position out of 163 countries. India jumped from 143rd during last year to 141st position but the country’s performance has not been increased. The slight rise due to worst performance of other countries

About Global Peace Index:global-peace-index

  • To check the performance and relative position of nations peacefulness
  • Performance checked by: Institute for Economics and Peace in discussion with International panel of Peace experts from Peace Institute
  • Established: 2007
  • Brain Child: Australian technology entrepreneur Steve Killelea
  • IEP founder and Executive Chairman Steve Killelea

Country                     Ranking

  • Iceland                       1st
  • Denmark                    2nd
  • Austria                       3rd

Least Peaceful countries: South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia

Ranking within South Asia:

When it is dealt with peace, India’s position has been lowered down while indices measuring UN peacekeeping funding and the level of political terror

  • Bhutan ranked 1st position (13th overall rank)
  • India ranked 5th position (141st position globally)
  • Pakistan ranked 6th position (overall 153rd)

Causes of the India’s score:

  • Domestic and International conflict and militarization have lowered down
  • Susceptible to acts of terror and security threats with Pakistan
  • No of fatal due to terror strikes have been increased
  • Sri Lanka shows significant rise in the ranking due to better relations with neighbouring countries especially with India
  • Violence obstructed economy by USD 679.80 billion in 2016


Discussing the global inequality in peace and achieving 10% decrease in the economic impact of violence would create a peace dividend of USD 1.36 trillion which is equal to the size of world food exports