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Military power of Pakistan and India

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

Military budget: 7,6 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,5% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 643 800 1 325 450
Reserve personnel: 513 000 1 155 000
Available for military: 48 453 305 319 129 420

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 624 3 788×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 890 5 581
Total artillery: 3 827 8 681
Self-propelled artillery: 415 290
Rocket artillery: 134 292

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 380 2 212
Fighter aircraft: 186 314
Multirole aircraf: 210 312
Attack aircraft: 82 241
Helicopters: 583 726

Navy

Total naval: 235 213
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 10
Frigates: 10 15
Corvettes: 0 25
Submarines: 8 14

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.

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.