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Pakistan is a country located in Southern Asia with an area of 796,095 km2 (land boundries: 7,257 km and costline 1,046 km). The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad. The number of inhabitants is 225,199,937.

Pakistan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. The Pakistan military inventory includes a broad mix of equipment, primarily from China, France, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Pakistan also has a large domestic defense industry. China is the leading foreign supplier of arms to Pakistan.

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Vietnam is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 332,698 km2 (land boundries: 4,616 km and costline 3,444 km (excludes islands)). The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi. The number of inhabitants is 96,208,984.

The PAVN is armed largely with weapons and equipment from Russia and the former Soviet Union. Russia has remained the main supplier of newer PAVN military equipment, although in recent years Vietnam has purchased arms from more than a dozen other countries. Vietnam has a limited defense industry

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10.3 billion $ 6.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4% 2.3%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653,000 482,000
Reserve personnel: 513,000 3,000,000
Available for military: 48,453,305 30,000,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 3,742 1,829
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,710 1,820
Total artillery: 6,308 2,000
Self-propelled artillery: 1,225 180
Rocket artillery: 1,738 450

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,531 271
Fighter aircraft: 60 11
Multirole aircraft: 275 35
Attack aircraft: 69 34
Helicopters: 400 99
UCAV (combat drone): 113 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 96 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 8 9
Corvettes: 0 14
Submarines: 6 6

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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.

Vietnam

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.

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.