Pakistan’s armed forces enjoy overwhelming popularity among the country’s masses. It’s not only because they have defended the country’s borders against internal and external enemies time and again, but also because the Pakistan’s armed forces and their personnel have stepped up to help their countrymen in every hour of need, be it earthquakes, floods and other such natural and man-made tragedies.
The force that has sworn to uphold the green and white flag of Pakistan ranks high for professionalism as well as prowess in conventional and unconventional war strategies. As we celebrate the 53rd Defence Day of Pakistan on September 6, 2018, here is a reminder of what makes Pakistan’s armed forces and its personnel so great and a definitive force to be reckoned with.
Pakistan’s Is The World’s 13th Strongest Military
According to a head-to-head comparison report by Business Insider of the world’s top 25 strongest militaries, Pakistan was placed on the 13th position by the leading American website. That says a lot about the resilience and capabilities of Pakistan’s military despite having to work with resources that are far lesser than those available with other comparable armed forces in the world.
Pakistan Has The 17th Largest Military In The World
In the 2018 Global Firepower rankings, Pakistan was named the 17th largest military in the world on the basis of active personnel. The ranking took into account forces of more than 130 countries to compile the list.
Pakistan’s Military Is Strongest In The Islamic World
Pakistan is the only Islamic majority country in the world with nuclear arsenal, making its army the most powerful force in the Islamic world. Although the Business Insider rankings places Egypt and Turkey above the Pakistan military, 13th position on the list, neither Turkey nor Egypt have nuclear might, making Pakistan’s army certainly more potent.
Pakistan Has Most Number Of Female Personnel (Islamic World)
Since 1947, a large number of women have served in the Pakistan’s armed forces in various fields. At present, Pakistan has the largest number of female personnel serving in the armed forces in all of the armies of Islamic majority countries. And their roles are not limited to the medical or engineering corps etc only. Pakistan’s armed forces have a number of active female combatants who are ready to lay down their lives to safeguard the country’s border. Salute!
Pakistan Air Force Is The 10th Strongest Air Force In The World
Pakistan’s military is reputed as one of the strongest militaries and so is its air force. With four out of six top level helicopters in service, 70,000 air force active personnel, 951 aircraft along with two types of combat and surveillance drones, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is considered the 10th strongest air power in the world. Pakistan Air Force is also renowned for its highly trained male and female pilots and has won numerous international awards time and again.
Pakistan Is The 5th Largest Contributor To UN Peace Missions
With more than 6,000 military personnel in UN peacekeeping missions, Pakistan is the 5th largest contributor to United Nations peacekeeping activities. Pakistan’s armed forces and their personnel have also had a long history serving as UN peacekeepers in conflict areas around the world, including Bosnia, Congo, Sierra Leone, Kuwait besides many other.
Pakistan Military Has 0% Suicide Rate
Suicide among active duty service members of the military remains a concerning reality in all countries of the world. However Pakistan is mong some of the highly blessed forces that have 0% suicide rate. This fact showcases the mental strength of our troops as well as their commitment towards the motherland.