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Vietnam vs Pakistan

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Country: Vietnam (VN) Pakistan (PK)
Capital: Hanoi Islamabad
Population: 96,208,984 225,199,937
Area: 332,698 km2 796,095 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 274 1,241
Fighter aircraft: 37 186
Multirole aircraf: 24 225
Attack aircraft: 36 90
Helicopters: 145 323
UCAV (combat drone): 0 98

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Navy

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

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Nuclear weapons

Vietnam

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

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.

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.