The Foreign Policy magazine has released its annual 'Failed States Index'.
The average score on the 2012 index, prepared in collaboration between the Foreign Policy and Fund For Peace, has remained more or less steady from year to year.
Somalia continues to top the 'Failed States Index' like it has for the past five years.
India's neighbours -- Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka also feature in the list.
Pakistan ranks no 13, while Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are at number 29. Afghanistan is ranked at number 6, while Nepal, which remains one of the poorest countries in Asia, is ranked at number 27.