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Military power of China and Pakistan

Country: China Pakistan
Capital: Beijing Islamabad
Population: 1 373 541 278 199 085 847
Area: 9 596 961 km2 796 095 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 120–130 warheads
More: China military forces description Pakistan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 3,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 643 800
Reserve personnel: 510 000 513 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 48 453 305

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 2 624×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 890
Total artillery: 9 726 3 827
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 415
Rocket artillery: 1 770 134

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 1 380
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 186
Multirole aircraf: 567 210
Attack aircraft: 300 82
Helicopters: 1 627 583

Navy

Total naval: 749 235
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 10
Corvettes: 32 0
Submarines: 73 8

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Pakistan

16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots and sailors; the Pakistan Air Force recruits aviation technicians at age 15; service obligation (Navy) 10-18 years; retirement required after 18-30 years service or age 40-52.