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Pakistan vs Taiwan

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Country: Pakistan (PK) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Islamabad Taipei
Population: 199 085 847 23 519 518
Area: 796 095 km2 36 193 km2
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653 800 290 000
Reserve personnel: 513 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 48 453 305 5 883 828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 735 1 280
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 066 2 050
Total artillery: 3 745 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 325 510
Rocket artillery: 134 115

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 143 787
Fighter aircraft: 186 125
Multirole aircraf: 225 190
Attack aircraft: 90 0
Helicopters: 323 250

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Navy

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Total naval: 231 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 9 20
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 5 4

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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.

Taiwan

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.