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Military power of Pakistan and United Kingdom

Country: Pakistan United Kingdom
Capital: Islamabad London
Population: 199 085 847 65 110 000
Area: 796 095 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 120–130 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,6 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,5% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 643 800 156 940
Reserve personnel: 513 000 75 110
Available for military: 48 453 305 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 624 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 890 4 673
Total artillery: 3 827 532
Self-propelled artillery: 415 117
Rocket artillery: 134 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 380 886
Fighter aircraft: 186 141
Multirole aircraf: 210 89
Attack aircraft: 82 0
Helicopters: 583 386

Navy

Total naval: 235 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 10 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 8 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.