India vs Pakistan 2017 – Military / Army Comparison

India vs Pakistan 2017 – Military / Army Comparison

Two of the largest militaries in the world
in terms of personnel are India and Pakistan, with both militaries having experienced rapid
modernization in recent times. The two countries are located on the Indian
subcontinent, separated by an international border that winds through the enchanting Himalayan
mountains, cuts through arid deserts, urban centers, and stretches on to the coast where
it meets the Indian ocean. This divide is heavily guarded and notoriously
dangerous. Outside of the North-South Korean Demilitarized
Zone, there is perhaps no other more volatile border on the planet. With this in mind, let us see how these two
countries matchup in this episode of the Infographics Show, India vs. Pakistan. Don’t forget to subscribe and click the
bell button so that you can be part of our Notification Squad. Much of the Indian-Pakistan border remains
lit at night by about 150,000 floodlights, and according to NASA it’s one of the few
international boundaries that can be seen from space. The 1,800 mile International Border of India
and Pakistan hedges one of largest countries in the world, India. The country is 1.27 million square miles (3.29
million square kilometers), making it the seventh biggest nation in terms of landmass. Pakistan is small in comparison, with a 307,374
square mile landmass (796,095 square kilometers). India is also much bigger in terms of population,
with 1.311 billion people, making it the second most populated country next to China. Pakistan’s population is 197 million. The number of people each country employs
in the service of the military, however, is not that different. From Pakistan’s millions, 643,800 people
work as active military personnel and a further 513,000 are available for combat as reserve
military personnel. While India may have a billion-plus population,
it’s number of active military personnel is thought to be around 1.4 million and reserve
personnel 1,155,000. This makes India the third largest active
military in the world behind the United states and China, but Pakistan is not far behind
in sixth place. India’s military is also boosted by a huge
paramilitary force of around 2 million people, tasked mostly with keeping peace and protecting
the country’s borders. Pakistan has around 400,000 paramilitaries,
also working as border security and other jobs such as preventing smuggling. Not surprisingly, as the world’s third largest
GDP, India has more money to spend on its military. From India’s $9.489 trillion GDP, around
55.9 billion dollars is spent on its military. This budget is expected to rise significantly
in the coming years as India rapidly upgrades its military. This puts India in the top five countries
for military spending, equal to a handful of other countries that lag behind the big
spenders of China and the USA. Pakistan has a relatively small defense budget
at 7.6 billion, which is about 3.5 percent of its just over one trillion dollar GDP. In terms of equipment India has been investing
a lot in its effort to improve its previously criticized aged military equipment. Only this year did India invest 3 billion
dollars under its Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan to buy 3,000 to 4,000 pieces of new artillery,
on top of acquiring new tanks. In total, India currently has 4,426 tanks,
6,704 armored fighting vehicles, 290 self-propelled guns, 7,414 towed artillery, and 292 multiple-launch
rocket systems. In spite of Pakistan’s relatively small
budget, its land equipment numbers are fairly healthy, though the machinery itself is said
to be not as advanced as that of India. The country has 2,924 tanks, 2,828 armored
fighting vehicles, 465 self-propelled guns, 3,278 towed artillery, and 134 multiple-launch
rocket systems. Pakistan’s most respected beast on land
is probably its Al-Khalid Main Battle Tank, what’s been called the backbone of the Pakistan
Army’s Armoured Corps. India arguably is developing a superior machine
in the Arjun MK-II third-generation battle tank. While land battles might be close, India almost
certainly has the advantage in the air. Its mighty air force has about 1,720 aircraft
and is the fourth largest in the world in terms of personnel and aircraft. Pakistan’s air force has a respectable 961
aircraft, but in terms of technology, India is way out in front. India’s fleet consists of Russian-made Sukhoi
Su-30MKIs and Mikoyan MiG-29s, and is further bolstered with one of the most advanced aircraft
ever built, the French multi-role fighter, Dassault Mirage 2000. While the Pakistani Air Force’s motto is
‘second to none,’ it’s arguably second to the Indian air force, technologically speaking
at least. Its pilots are highly respected. The Pakistani current fleet consists of 76
F-16 Fighting Falcons, 88 PAC JF-17 Thunders, and some older models of the French Dassault
Mirage. While these aircraft are still in use, they
cannot be said to be anywhere near as advanced as some of the world’s more modern aerial
military technology. Pakistan is said to have the upper hand in
one area though, and that’s its attack helicopters. The country has fifty-one AH-1S Cobra attack
helicopters while fifteen AH-1Z Vipers have been ordered. India is somewhat light regarding these machines,
although just recently the country’s Ministry of Defense approved the acquisition of 39
new attack helicopters. In the water, India is considered as having
one of the most powerful navies in the world, and Pakistan could make no such claim. However, Pakistan is in the process of investing
millions of dollars in modernizing its navy fleet, while decommissioning ships that are
somewhat out of date. The Indian Navy is also in the process of
acquiring ships better suited to the possibility of future naval warfare. As of this year the Indian navy has an estimated
67,109 personnel, more than Pakistan’s estimated 30-plus thousand personnel. In terms of equipment, the Indian navy has
one aircraft carrier, 0 cruisers, 11 destroyers, 14 frigates, 15 submarines, 23 corvettes,
0 amphibious assault ships, 7 mine warfare ships, and 72 patrol ships. The Pakistani navy has 0 aircraft carriers,
1 cruiser, 0 destroyers, 10 frigates, 8 submarines, 0 corvettes, 0 amphibious assault ships, 3
mine warfare ships, and 17 patrol ships. Both India and Pakistan make up the nine countries
with nuclear weapons, although the two countries have a small arsenal of these weapons compared
to the USA and Russia, who own the vast majority of the world’s most powerful bombs. It’s said that Pakistan may have just a
few more nuclear weapons than India, owning around 110 to 130 to India’s 110 to 120. The Federation of American Scientists states
that both countries’ nuclear weapons are non-operational, meaning they are retired
or waiting for dismantlement. Interestingly, the last time India and Pakistan
conducted a test of a nuclear weapon was the same year, 1998. One big threat to India, however, that has
been a topic discussion over the last few years is Pakistan’s fast growing stockpile
of tactical nuclear weapons, or TNWs. Pakistan has been developing its Hatf-9 missile,
which is equipped with a nuclear warhead. India has so far declined to develop its own
TNWs, but it’s unclear exactly what India’s nuclear stockpile consists of. While India has a no strike first policy,
it does have a “massive retaliation” policy if it should ever be attacked. In the event of a conflict, it’s difficult
to say who India and Pakistan’s allies would be. This would depend on who launched the offensive
and why. China and the U.S. are the biggest arms suppliers
to Pakistan, respectively, while Russia and the U.S. are the biggest suppliers of arms
to India, respectively. This, however, doesn’t necessarily reflect
an alliance in times of conflict. So, who do you think has a stronger military? India or Pakistan? Let us know why in the comments! And be sure sure to check out India vs the
United States! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
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  1. The border is considered five times more volatile than Israeli Gaza border and atleast ten times more volatile than US Mexican border

  2. pakaistan supportar saudi arab turkey china and and all word support india and win pakistan because islam is very brave and true i love pakistan my country turkey

  3. Please explain about 2800 year's old archeology site Keezladi located in Madurai TAMIL NADU State.
    Which is older than harappa mohenjoro civilization in history recorded now.

  4. Pakistan has no match to INDIA. it's seems like you are comparing USA with Congo ?. History tells us who will win if India is attacked by terroristan…

  5. No matter who will wins. Khushi ki bat tu ye hai ke in Indians ki wajha se humy shadat pany ka moka mily ga marna tu aj ya kal wesy bhi hai apny watan or apny deen ke liye 1000 bar bhi shaheed hongy.. Allah Akbar ????

  6. There was a numbers of wars between these two countries, and all were won by Indian. Unfortunately, if there's a war again, India will win again easily being supported by ??????+++++ many more!

  7. you indians conquered our kashmir and made a lockdown over there with over 60000 troops who not only attack the innocent citizens but also harrass girls

  8. If it does come to nuclear war nobody will be winner, everybody will be loser. going to war will be MAD ( mutually assured destruction).
    Hope commonsense will prevail for the sake of humanity. Love peace to all.

  9. i am pakistani but plz m not talk about 1 side i u see history of this region u will understand who will win.but in war no one win.

  10. the real war will never happen but keyboard warriors will keep fighting no matter what they seems to forget that once they were one. both sides have same faces almost same language culture similarities and what not

  11. I see more entertaining comments in the videos where people compare

    Fortnite vs apex legends
    Dynamo vs shroud
    Etc ?????

  12. I also really wish that Pakistan and India don't fight it will result in a very massive war. As both countries have superpower countries behind them.

  13. کافر ہے تو کرتا ہے شمشر پے بھروسہ

    مومن ہو تو بے تیغ بھی لڑتا ہے سپاہی

  14. I think Pakistan would destroy these Indian mofuckas cause they have a lot experienced and strong military. They also have powerful allies like China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and UK.

  15. I am a Hindu from Bengal we Hindus and muslims live in complete harmony..we love Pakistani citizens too but the Pakistani government is stripping down pakistan to inhuman extremes..but the sad part is even the civilians of India and pakistan are hating on each other while actually the governments are at fault

  16. Muslim countries are too much but hindus country only one india so please dont think about nuclear war and remember the words of pak army chief Zia :india agr tum ny jang ka socha bhi to main tumhara bcha bcha mar du ga yad rkhna muslim countries or bhi hain lakin hindu country just 1 hy … or india name books main he reh jay ga like heroshima nagasaki…

  17. india has bigger army than Pakistan. But in strength Pakistan is way ahead of indian army, airforce, navy and intelligence!

  18. Don't wake up a sleeping Tiger, for you don't really know what's his motives are. May be he's hungry & ready to pounch or he might have already killed. This Tiger I'm talking bout is "INDIA"

  19. Pakistan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????⛳????????????????????????????????????????

  20. I would say Pakistan would win because they have China and USA on their side, right?
    But India is more advanced, so I'm not really sure if Pakistan really has the upper hand here.

  21. I think the world will not forgot about the 1965
    And more recent 1999
    Moreover 1975
    So I think that the number does not matter

  22. Oh no… The keyboard warriors are slugging it out in the comments section! EVERYONE BRING THE 3D CLASSES, POPCORN, AND SODA.

  23. These comparisons mean nothing. If these were to be then the US would have taken NAM and the Soviets in Afg. and the Brits in the Americas. It only takes a patriot and the balance shifts dramatically. PEACE

  24. India has probably killed more soldiers in last 10 years cause their soldiers got killed by their own mistakes. so they blamed to Pakistan attacked us.

    India has more military but not the talent to drive planes or to do secret missions

    Well Pakistan has less military but better drivers to drive plains and more talent to do secret missions.
    Every Pakistani has a gun in their house beacause they know their neighbor country can attack us any day.

  25. India has the advantage in the air
    India has more superior fighter jets
    India has upper hand in aerial combat

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