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Malaysia vs Pakistan

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Country: Malaysia (MY) Pakistan (PK)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur Islamabad
Population: 30 894 900 199 085 847
Area: 330 803 km2 796 095 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3,6 billion $ 10,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,16% 2,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 110 000 653 800
Reserve personnel: 296 300 513 000
Available for military: 14 817 517 48 453 305

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 48 2 735
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 386 3 066
Total artillery: 295 3 745
Self-propelled artillery: 30 325
Rocket artillery: 54 134

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 221 1 143
Fighter aircraft: 10 186
Multirole aircraf: 39 225
Attack aircraft: 0 90
Helicopters: 63 323

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Navy

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Total naval: 66 231
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 5 9
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 2 5

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Nuclear weapons

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.

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.