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Country: Pakistan (PK) Syria (SY)
Capital: Islamabad Damascus
Population: 199 085 847 17 064 854
Area: 796 095 km2 185 180 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10,8 billion $ 3,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,9% 5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653 800 150 000
Reserve personnel: 513 000 0
Available for military: 48 453 305 11 550 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 735 4 156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 066 3 810
Total artillery: 3 745 3 156
Self-propelled artillery: 325 424
Rocket artillery: 134 582

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 143 518
Fighter aircraft: 186 110
Multirole aircraf: 225 40
Attack aircraft: 90 96
Helicopters: 323 167

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Navy

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Total naval: 231 37
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 5 0

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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.

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.