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Military power of Switzerland and Pakistan

Country: Switzerland Pakistan
Capital: Bern Islamabad
Population: 8 306 200 199 085 847
Area: 41 285 km2 796 095 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 120–130 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 3,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 643 800
Reserve personnel: 80 000 513 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 48 453 305

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 2 624×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 2 890
Total artillery: 224 3 827
Self-propelled artillery: 224 415
Rocket artillery: 0 134

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 1 380
Fighter aircraft: 40 186
Multirole aircraf: 26 210
Attack aircraft: 0 82
Helicopters: 45 583

Navy

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

Military service

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

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.