Ind Vs Pak: Military Strengths

Wed 27th Feb 2019 04:27 PM

India, Pakistan Military Strengths

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India carried out air strikes at terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot town of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, weeks after a suicide attack in the disputed Kashmir region, raising fears of a war between the nuclear-armed South Asian nations.

At least 42 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed in the attack claimed by Pakistan-based rebel group, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed a strong response in the wake of the worst attack on soldiers in decades.

Pakistan downplayed Tuesday’s incident, saying Indian aircraft violated Pakistani airspace and that Indian jets released a payload hastily in a forest area after crossing the Line of Control, the de facto border that divides Indian- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

The regional rivals have gone to war twice over Kashmir since independence in 1947 from Britain. Here is how their militaries stack up.

                                    India                                               Pakistan

Army                           14,00,000                                        6,53,800

Military budget           3.05 lakh crores                               1 lakh crore

Missiles                       9 types, including the Agni-3      2 types, including Shaheen 2

Battle Tanks               4,426                                        2,182

Fighting Vehicles      3,147                                          2,604

Warheads                  135                                             145

Air Force                    814                                            425

Aircraft Carriers         1                                                    0

Submarines                16                                                 8

Destroyers                  11                                                0

Frigates                      14                                               10

Patrol, Coastal 

Combatant Vessels      106                                             17

Combat Capable Aircraft   75                                            8

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