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Country: Pakistan (PK) Ukraine (UA)
Capital: Islamabad Kiev
Population: 199 085 847 44 429 471
Area: 796 095 km2 603 500 km2
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653 800 200 000
Reserve personnel: 513 000 1 000 000
Available for military: 48 453 305 11 149 646

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 735 2 045
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 066 6 127
Total artillery: 3 745 3 973
Self-propelled artillery: 325 1 236
Rocket artillery: 134 693

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 143 425
Fighter aircraft: 186 39
Multirole aircraf: 225 0
Attack aircraft: 90 25
Helicopters: 323 243

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Navy

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Total naval: 231 40
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 1
Corvettes: 0 1
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.

Ukraine

Although Ukraine has never produced its own nuclear weapon to this day, we should bear in mind that back in the days, Ukraine possessed approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons. This is all due to the fact that before 1991, Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union. However, as a consequence of its dissolution, all the countries that were satellites or were forcefully attached to Soviet Union, received number of warheads. They were once the property of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, after Ukraine became independent, they received everything that was the part of the USSR, even nuclear warheads. As a result of that, Ukraine became the third largest holder of nuclear weapons in the world.

Ukraine decided to get rid of these weapons quite quickly. Three years later, in 1994 that is, they joined Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1996, all the warheads were moved and disassembled in Russia.

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.

Ukraine

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months