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Military power of Iran and Pakistan

Country: Iran Pakistan
Capital: Tehran Islamabad
Population: 78 192 200 199 085 847
Area: 1 648 195 km2 796 095 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 120–130 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 3,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 643 800
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 513 000
Available for military: 23 619 215 48 453 305

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 2 624×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 2 890
Total artillery: 5 383 3 827
Self-propelled artillery: 320 415
Rocket artillery: 1 493 134

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 1 380
Fighter aircraft: 151 186
Multirole aircraf: 88 210
Attack aircraft: 49 82
Helicopters: 324 583

Navy

Total naval: 406 235
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 10
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 40 8

Military service

Iran

18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18 months; women exempt from military service.

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.