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Military power of India and Pakistan

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Country: India Pakistan
Capital: New Delhi Islamabad
Population: 1 276 267 000 199 085 847
Area: 3 287 590 km2 796 095 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 120–130 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 10,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,9%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 140 000 653 800
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 513 000
Available for military: 319 129 420 48 453 305

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Land Forces

Tanks: 4 426 2 735×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 681 3 066
Total artillery: 5 067 3 745
Self-propelled artillery: 290 325
Rocket artillery: 292 134

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 216 1 143
Fighter aircraft: 323 186
Multirole aircraf: 329 225
Attack aircraft: 220 90
Helicopters: 725 323

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Navy

Total naval: 214 231
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 15 9
Corvettes: 24 0
Submarines: 15 5

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Military service

India

16-18 years of age for voluntary military service (Army 17 1/2, Air Force 17, Navy 16 1/2); no conscription; women may join as officers, but for noncombat roles only.

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.