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London: India's rank had globally improved to 136th position out of 163 countries, in the 2018 Global Peace Index prepared by the international think-tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), which was topped by Iceland.

The report that covers the ongoing conflict, safety and security, and militarisation, noted that "the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade".

Besides Iceland, some of the other most peaceful country in the world include New Zealand (ranked 2nd), Austria (3rd), Portugal (4th), Denmark (5th), Canada (6th), Czech Republic (7th), Singapore (8th), Japan (9th) and Ireland (10th).

On India, the report said, "Government efforts to tackle violent crime have paid off with an improved score and falling levels of military expenditure, particularly on weapons imports, resulted in a slight improvement in its militarisation score".

Region-wise, South Asia experienced the largest increase in peacefulness as India was ranked lower than Bhutan (19th on the list), Sri Lanka (67), Nepal (84) and Bangladesh (93).

The only countries which were ranked lower than India in the South Asian region were Pakistan (151 position) and Afghanistan (162).

Meanwhile, Europe is still the most peaceful region in the world, but its position has deteriorated for the third successive year.

As per the report that ranks 163 independent states and territories, Syria is the least peaceful country followed by Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq and Somalia.


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