August 23, 2014

Comparison between Indian and Pakistani armed forces

Pooja Tyagi [ Updated ]

Pakistan’s ground forces

Pakistan has a regular army of 6,17,000 officers and soldiers, and if we include the reserves and para-military, the total comes to 14,34,000. 

Pakistan has more than 500 Al-Khalid main battle tanks (current and planned),  320 T-80 tanks,1300 Al-Zarrar and type 85-II and type 69-II tanks, 50 amphibious tanks, 345 M48A5 US-made tanks,  and 50 T-54/55 tanks.

It also has 2000 Talha armoured personnel carriers, 300 Bradley armoured vehicles, more than 1600 M113 infantry armoured vehicles and 160 LAV-25 armoured vehicles.

Pak army has 260  203 mm M110 howitzer guns, 250 M109 155 mm howitzer guns,  300 155 mm M109A4 howitzer guns and 115 155 mm M109A5 guns.  It has 92 multiple launch rocket systems almost 3,500 towed artillery pieces. It has  more than 20,850 Bakhtar-Shikan anti-tank missiles, and more than 10,000 other anti-tank missiles.

Pakistani army also has Hatf, Abdali and Nasr battlefield range ballistic missiles, Ghaznavi and Abdali-II short range ballistic missiles,  Ghauri-I and II and Shaheen-I and II medium range ballistic missiles and Ghauri-III and Shaheen-III intermediate range ballistic missiles. It is developing the Taimur intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 7,000 km.

Its army also has Babur ground-launched cruise missile, ad Hatf-8 air-launched cruise missile.

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