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Military power of Pakistan & United Arab Emirates

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Country: Pakistan (PK) United Arab Emirates (AE)
Capital: Islamabad Abu Dhabi
Population: 199 085 847 5 927 482
Area: 796 095 km2 83 600 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10,8 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,9% 5,7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653 800 100 000
Reserve personnel: 513 000 0
Available for military: 48 453 305 3 240 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 735 388
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 066 5 813
Total artillery: 3 745 306
Self-propelled artillery: 325 183
Rocket artillery: 134 68

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 143 489
Fighter aircraft: 186 0
Multirole aircraf: 225 146
Attack aircraft: 90 0
Helicopters: 323 202

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Navy

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Total naval: 231 72
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 0
Corvettes: 0 11
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.

United Arab Emirates

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.

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.