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Philippines vs Pakistan

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Country: Philippines (PH) Pakistan (PK)
Capital: Manila Islamabad
Population: 102 984 100 199 085 847
Area: 300 000 km2 796 095 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 10,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 125 000 653 800
Reserve personnel: 180 000 513 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 48 453 305

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 0 2 735
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 3 066
Total artillery: 323 3 745
Self-propelled artillery: 0 325
Rocket artillery: 0 134

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 219 1 143
Fighter aircraft: 12 186
Multirole aircraf: 0 225
Attack aircraft: 8 90
Helicopters: 127 323

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Navy

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Total naval: 129 231
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 3 9
Corvettes: 10 0
Submarines: 0 5

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Nuclear weapons

Philippines

Does not have 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.

Military service

Philippines

17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers).

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.