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Military power of Pakistan and China

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.

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.