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Country: Israel (IL) Pakistan (PK)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Islamabad
Population: 8 238 300 199 085 847
Area: 20 770 km2 796 095 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 10,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 176 500 653 800
Reserve personnel: 445 000 513 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 48 453 305

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 2 735
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 3 066
Total artillery: 1 522 3 745
Self-propelled artillery: 614 325
Rocket artillery: 48 134

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 772 1 143
Fighter aircraft: 52 186
Multirole aircraf: 352 225
Attack aircraft: 25 90
Helicopters: 177 323

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 231
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 9
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 5

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Pakistan

Pakistan is one of several nations that are not the part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Yet, the Pakistani government managed to acquire nuclear warheads, or at least it is believed so. The entire pursuit for nuclear power began at the beginning of 1970s. It was back then, when Western Powers heard about Pakistan efforts of developing nuclear weapons. At the beginning the government established first nuclear power plant. It was located near Karachi. Noteworthy is the fact that it was possible due to the help of Western nations, which provided Pakistan with necessary equipment and materials. Later on, the president of Pakistan said that the main goal of Pakistan is to construct nuclear weapons. It was a response to India’s claim that they are capable of building nuclear weapons.

Although throughout the 1970s and at the beginning of 1980s there were little facts regarding Pakistan’ nuclear capabilities, there were rumours that from the mid-1980s, Pakistan already had a few warheads. However, it was only in 1998 that Pakistan decided to conduct their first nuclear tests. There were 6 tests and they were the response to 5 tests that India conducted several weeks before Pakistan.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.