India slips 5 places to 141 on Global Peace Index 2019; Iceland again tops

NEW DELHI: India’s rank has slipped five places to 141 among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2019, while Iceland remains the most peaceful country and Afghanistan the least peaceful nation, says a report. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the Global Peace Index (GPI) by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark Afghanistan is now the least peaceful country in the world, replacing Syria, which is now the second least peaceful. According to the report, South Asia’s score for every indicator in ongoing conflict is less peaceful than the global average, with four out of six deteriorating last year. The score for internal conflicts fought had the highest rating at five in both India and Pakistan.

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