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Military power of Turkey and Pakistan

Country: Turkey Pakistan
Capital: Ankara Islamabad
Population: 79 814 871 199 085 847
Area: 783 562 km2 796 095 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 120–130 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 3,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 643 800
Reserve personnel: 407 122 513 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 48 453 305

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 2 624×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 2 890
Total artillery: 2 546 3 827
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 415
Rocket artillery: 462 134

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 1 380
Fighter aircraft: 49 186
Multirole aircraf: 245 210
Attack aircraft: 0 82
Helicopters: 606 583

Navy

Total naval: 145 235
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 16 10
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 12 8

Military service

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.

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.