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Pakistan

National Flag: Pakistan b9f9d228bf03e637568f2e1c422325e53bad5c4bb6b899fdd9e0e437071ca4de

Sub Region: Southern Asia

Official Armed Forces Name: Pakistan Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 881,912.0 29
Population  
Population 192,263,834 6
Labor Force 61,550,000 9
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 271,050 41
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 982,380 25
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 1,410 94
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 5,110 91
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 20,530 54
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 654,000 6
Paramilitary Personnel 654,000 6
Military Reservists 550,000 10
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 7,471 29
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 27,078 15
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 11,423 92
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 41,403 78
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 262,256 20
Railway Length (km) 7,791 27
Number of Airports 151 33
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.538 85
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 93,630 39
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 434,000 35
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 371,000,000 46
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 11 63
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 120 6
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 3,333 18
Land Power 18,291 12
Air Power 8,610 20
Sea Power 4,307 36
Transport Power 7,595 49
Total War Potential 2,502 36

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Pakistan Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Pakistan Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Pakistan Army
Marine Corps Pakistan Marines
Special Forces Pakistan Special Forces
Air Forces  
Army Aviation Pakistan Army Aviation Corps
Main Air Force Pakistan Air Force
Naval Aviation Pakistan Naval Air Arm
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Pakistan Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Pakistan Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Pakistan Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 2,831 9
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 735 8
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 945 10
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 1,151 5
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 0 77
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 1,380 14
Self-propelled Howitzers 375 16
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 88 31
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 0 30
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 1,659 9
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 2,350 10
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 200 7
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 46 14
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 144 1
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 1,933 9
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 165 4
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 904 14
Total Fighter Aircraft 403 9
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 145 17
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 258 3
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 16 12
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 16 19
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 19 30
Early Warning Aircraft 5 9
Military Passenger Aircraft 16 14
Trainer Aircraft 142 13
Total Helicopters 275 16
Attack Helicopters 39 17
Non-Attack Helicopters 236 16
Combat Support Aircraft 12 19
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 53,155 31
Total Ships 35 38
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 10 8
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 4 32
Mine Warfare Ships 3 20
Patrol Ships 18 34
Total Submarines 8 12
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 5 10
Coastal and Midget Submarines 3 4

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 8
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 1 11
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 20 31
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.