Tensions and fears of a major military conflict between nuclear-weapon neighbors India and Pakistan remain high, with continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Kashmir and increased danger of terrorist activities by terrorist organizations based in Pakistan.
Although India’s conventional forces are far more powerful than Pakistan’s, the nuclear arsenals of the two nations are comparable.
The transfer of Islamist forces and proxy organizations from Afghanistan to Kashmir threatens to exacerbate the border conflict.
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In the past seventy years, the two armies have clashed four times.
In the current scenario, there is a red line somewhere, albeit a hypothetical one, which, if crossed, could lead to war.
According to the most recent study of the Global Firepower Ranking, the military might of India and Pakistan is totally unmatched.
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In terms of the total power index, India is only behind the United States, Russia and China, while Pakistan is far behind in 10th place.
Here’s how their armies stack up:
|World firepower ranking||4||ten|
|Active staff||1 455 550||654,000|
|Defense budget||$ 73,650,000,000||$ 12,275,000,000|
|Battle tank force||4730||2680|
|Ports & Terminals||13||2|
Pakistan falls considerably short of India’s military might on all parameters including land, air and sea.
Compared to the Indian army, Pakistan has only half the personnel. Pakistan cannot compete with India in terms of battle tanks or other ammunition.
Being “aggressive” was the way of life in Pakistan – their arrogance led to a series of miscalculations, a series of humiliating setbacks and the progressive realization that their war machine was not as efficient as it was. ‘they believed it.
The feeling of shame leads to bad behavior and immoral types of fighting, including terrorism. Pakistan does not currently know how to defend its land, so it is creating religious mercenaries with barbaric beliefs in order to achieve an impossible goal.
The Pakistani military has repeatedly humiliated its people while maintaining control over them by denying them education and keeping them religiously enslaved.
(With contributions from agencies)