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Military power of Pakistan and China

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Country: Pakistan China
Capital: Islamabad Beijing
Population: 199 085 847 1 373 541 278
Area: 796 095 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 120–130 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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

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Navy

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

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Military service

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.

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.