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Country: China (CN) Pakistan (PK)
Capital: Beijing Islamabad
Population: 1 373 541 278 199 085 847
Area: 9 596 961 km2 796 095 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 228 billion $ 10,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 300 000 653 800
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 513 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 48 453 305

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 2 735
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 3 066
Total artillery: 9 726 3 745
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 325
Rocket artillery: 1 770 134

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 182 1 143
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 186
Multirole aircraf: 629 225
Attack aircraft: 270 90
Helicopters: 1 170 323

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 231
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 54 9
Corvettes: 42 0
Submarines: 76 5

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Military service

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.

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.