Pakistan Army Vs Indian Army military strengths, budgets and Nukes
ISLAMABAD - With tensions escalating between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, both Pakistan and India are preparing for war.
Having already fought multiple wars over the disputed region of Kashmir, another war might be on the cards considering the war-mongering attitude of the Indian government.
Let’s compare the military arsenal of the South Asian rivals. Pakistan India Military Budget $11 billion – 3.6% of GDP $58 billion – 2.1% of GDP Foreign Military Assistance $100 million – Active Military Troops 653,800 1.4 million Nuclear Warheads 140-150 130-140 Maximum Missile Range Shaheen 2 – 2,000 km Agni 3 – 3,000 to 5,000 km Army Troops: 560,000 Troops: 1.2 million Battle Tanks: 2,496 Battle Tanks: 3,565 Armored Personnel Carriers: 1,605 Armored Personnel Carriers: 336 Artillery Guns: 4,472 Artillery Guns: 9,719 Air Force
Personnel: 65,000 Personnel: 127,200 Combat Aircraft: 425 Combat Aircraft: 814 Early Warning and Control Aircraft: 7 Early Warning and Control Aircraft: 4
Personnel: 26,000 Personnel: 67,700 Aircraft Carrier: 0 Aircraft Carrier: 1 Submarines: 8 Submarines: 16 Destroyers: No Data Available Destroyers: 14 Frigates: 9 Frigates: 13 Patrol and Coastal Combatant Vessels: 17 Patrol and Coastal Combatant Vessels: 106 Combat-capable Aircraft: 8 Combat-capable Aircraft: 75
While Pakistan’s military assets may be less than India, history has proved otherwise. Looking at India’s population of more than 1.3 billion, the military arsenal is justified. Pakistan, on the other hand, allocates a major chunk of its budget for defense purposes.