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Military power of North Korea and Pakistan

Country: North Korea Pakistan
Capital: Pyongyang Islamabad
Population: 24 895 000 199 085 847
Area: 120 540 km2 796 095 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 120–130 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 3,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 643 800
Reserve personnel: 600 000 513 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 48 453 305

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 2 624×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 890
Total artillery: 13 000 3 827
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 415
Rocket artillery: 5 000 134

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 1 380
Fighter aircraft: 349 186
Multirole aircraf: 35 210
Attack aircraft: 154 82
Helicopters: 202 583

Navy

Total naval: 525 235
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 10
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 8

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary 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.