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Country: Pakistan (PK) Vietnam (VN)
Capital: Islamabad Hanoi
Population: 199 085 847 92 700 000
Area: 796 095 km2 332 698 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10,8 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,9% 2,4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653 800 482 000
Reserve personnel: 513 000 3 000 000
Available for military: 48 453 305 30 000 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 735 1 509
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 066 2 380
Total artillery: 3 745 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 325 280
Rocket artillery: 134 1 094

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 143 274
Fighter aircraft: 186 37
Multirole aircraf: 225 24
Attack aircraft: 90 36
Helicopters: 323 145

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Navy

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Total naval: 231 173
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 7
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 5 6

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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.