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Pakistan Military

Top 5 Facts About Pakistan’s Military

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The military of Pakistan has played a critical role since its inception in 1947. Amidst the 2018 General Elections, the Pakistani military is very much part of the debate due to its historical influence in shaping governance in Pakistan. Here are five top facts about the Pakistani military you need to know.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Fact 1: Pakistan has the 6th largest available manpower in the world”]According to global fire power, the Pakistani military is one of the largest forces in the world, in terms of active personnel.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Fact 2: Pakistan is the third largest contributor to United Nations “peacekeeping missions.“”]Pakistan is the third largest contributor to United Nations’ peacekeeping missions the world over, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the Senate.

Officials said that as many as 7,123 Pakistani peacekeepers – including 6,703 personnel of armed forces, 74 military experts, 66 staff officers and 280 police officials – were currently deployed for seven different UN peacekeeping missions in Congo, Darfur, Haiti, Liberia, West Sahara, Central African Republic and Sudan.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Fact 3: Pakistan will deploy the largest number of troops on polling day of the 2018 General Elections in its history”]Over 370,000 troops have been deployed for Pakistan’s General Elections 2018. This is the largest military deployment on a polling day in the nation’s history. The army said it would deploy 371,388 troops at 85,000 polling stations.

The military said in a statement that the troops along with local security agencies will provide a “safe and secure environment” for voting amid concerns over terror attacks.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Fact 4: Pakistan’s Military has ruled Pakistan for nearly half the country’s history”]The military has ruled Pakistan, a nuclear-armed country, through various coups for nearly half the country’s history since it gained independence in 1947. Even during civilian rule, the country’s generals have wielded enormous power, setting the agenda for the country’s foreign and security policies.

Muhammed Ayub Khan rose to power in 1958. He suspended the constitution which had been adopted two years earlier and ensured that the new one gave him ample powers.

In 1977, Muhamed Zia-ul-Haq grabbed power in a coup. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the ousted prime minister, was sentenced to death and executed in 1979.

Pervez Musharraf toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999 just when Sharif had decided to fire him as top army leader after a failed military campaign in the Kargil region of Kashmir. Musharraf held onto power until 2008.

(FILES) In this photograph taken on November 28, 2007, then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf (L) salutes as he arrives with then newly appointed army chief General Ashfaq Kiyani during the change of command ceremony in Rawalpindi. A Pakistani court on April 18, 2013, has ordered the arrest of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for his controversial decision to dismiss judges when he imposed emergency rule in 2007, officials said. It was not immediately clear if or when the retired general would be arrested. Musharraf swept out of the Islamabad court, facing no resistance from

Geopolitical Strengths of Pakistan – Urdu Version

Pakistan occupies important tracts of land and is naturally couched in strategic geography.

It has a repository of extremely diverse physical contours extending for miles on end giving it a unique advantage.

Pakistan is bounded on the north by the Himalaya Mountains that stretch across the border of India and China.

The mountains are full of rough terrain, small roads, and hidden strategic points.

This gives the mountains a considerable worth when it comes to military stratagem.

In the event of war, travel by the enemies Tanks and other armoured vehicles, would be slow and expensive.

To avoid the prolonged time of travel, the enemy must transport troops and vehicles by air.

But this can be countered by Pakistan’s defendable surface to air missile sites that would be deployed discreetly in mountains.

The Pakistan-India border, traverses a variety of terrains ranging from major urban areas to Scorching deserts.

To support its naval ambitions, Pakistan is expanding its shipyard in Karachi with a modern ship-lift-and-transfer system.

Pakistan intends to acquire 8 new submarines from China, 4 Turkish corvettes and 2 Dutch patrol ships.

The Pakistan Navy is building a large submarine fleet that will be capable of threatening enemy naval fleets.

Pakistan’s military has strong relations with the militaries of the Middle East, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Together, these powers can propel the production of advanced fighters, warships and other weapons, and also fuel them.

Pakistan has a burgeoning defence industry, one that lets it field its own fighters, tanks, cruise missiles and other systems affordably.

Pakistan has the potential to strengthen itself and become a world leading military power.…

India V Pakistan

Military Strength Comparison based on the Global Fire Power website.…

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