HISTORY Pakistan military formed the officer who fought world war II under the British Raj joined the military of Pakistan giving it professionalism, experience and leadership . After independence, the military was supposed to have been divided between India and Pakistan with a ratio of 64% going to India and 36% for Pakistan; however, it is estimated that India refused to divide its share of equipment and some analyst suggest that Pakistan inherited a mere 15% of its allocated share. Post-independence, it has fought three wars against India, several border skirmishes with Afghanistan and against the Soviet Union which occupied Afghanistan in 1979, and an extended border skirmish with India in 1999 (Kargil War) and is currently conducting anti-terrorist operations along the border areas of Afghanistan. The Military of Pakistan has participated in several United Nations peacekeeping operations.
TROOP STRENGTH Pakistan’ Military is the seventh largest in the world and has a large number of troops deployed around the globe in military assistance and peacekeeping operations PAKISTANI MILITARY TROOP LEVELS Service Total Active Duty Personnel Total Reserve Army 550,000 528,000 Navy 24,000 0 Air Force 45,000 0 Paramilitary Forces 302,000 0 Coast Guard Classified Classified Total 921,000 528,000
SOURCES OF RECRUITMENT
Pakistan's military is led by an officer corps that is not restricted by social class or nobility and are appointed from a variety of sources such as service academies and direct appointment from both civilian status and the enlisted ranks.
Pakistan Army is the largest branch of military and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations.
STRUCTURE OF ARMY UNITS
Regiment of Artillery
Regiment of Air Defence
Corps of Engineers
Army Medical Corps
Corps of Signals
Army Aviation Corps
WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN THE FORCES
Women have served in the Pakistani Army since its foundation. Currently, there is a sizable number of Women serving in the army. Most women are recruited in the regular Army to perform medical and educational work . Also minorities served in forces
POLITICAL POWER OF THE ARMY
The Pakistani army has always played an integral part of the Pakistan government since its inception. It has virtually acted as a third party that has repeatedly seized power in the name of stabilizing Pakistan
AIR FORCE Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, said on 13 April, 1948, at Risalpor military academy. “ A country without a strong air force is at the mercy of any aggressor, Pakistan must build up its own Air Force as quickly as possible, it must be an efficient Air Force, second to none.”
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) ( Urdu : پاک فضائیہ , Pak Fiza'ya) is the air arm of the Pakistan Armed Forces and is primarily tasked with the aerial defense of Pakistan with a secondary role to provide air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy . The PAF also has a tertiary role to provide strategic air transport and logistics capability.
The Air Force has about 65,000 active personnel with about 10,000 reserves. The Chief of the Air Staff holds the operational and administrative powers. He is assisted by a Vice Chief of Air Staff and six Deputy Chiefs of the Air Staff who control and administer the Administration, Operations, Engineering, Supply (logistics), Personnel, and Training divisions of the PAF respectively.
CURRENT AIRCRAFT INVENTORY
The PAF today operates F-16s , F-7PGs , F-7MPs , Mirage- IIIs , JF-17 Thunders , A-5Cs and Mirage-Vs , around 500 to 530 fighters organized in 27 front-line squadrons [
ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE CAPABILITY
Since independence the PAF has developed and nurtured an extensive in house engineering, maintenance and repair capability with significant inputs and guidance from the US. Indigenization of in house maintenance has enabled it to maintain force levels and high serviceability and reliability rates
SQN LDR MUHAMMAD MAHMOOD ALAM He is officially credited with downing nine indian fighters six of them are hunters Hunters of the Indian Air Force in air-to-air combats, 5 of them in less than a minute. FLT LT SAIFUL AZAM After 1965, on the request of Jordan, Syria, Iraq n Egypt Pakistan send its some pilots on deputation who intercept the Israeli air force aggression. PAF Flt. Lt. Saiful Azam became the only pilot from the Arab side to have shot down 3 IDF/IAF aircraft within 72 hours AIR FORCE HEROES PILOT OFFICER RASHID MINHAS On August 20, 1971 Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas , a pilot still under training, was taxing out a T-33 Jet trainer for take-off. An instructor pilot forced his way into the rear cockpit, seized control of the aircraft and having taken off, headed the aircraft towards India. When failed to regain control of his aircraft, Minhas had only one course of action open to him to prevent his aircraft from being taken to India. He valiantly forced his aircraft to crash at a point 32 miles from the Indian border.
“ Today is a historic day for Pakistan, doubly so for those of us in the Navy. The Dominion of Pakistan has come into being and with it a new Navy – the Royal Pakistan Navy – has been born. I am proud to have been appointed to command it and serve with you at this time. In the coming months, it will be my duty and yours to build up our Navy into a happy and efficient force.”
( Urdu : پاک بحریہ ) is the naval branch of the military of Pakistan . It is responsible for Pakistan's 1,046 kilometer (650 mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the defense of important harbors. It operates a wide range of ships ranging from cruisers to destroyers as well as submarines.
The Pakistan Navy has around 24,000 active personnel and 5,000 in reserve. The force includes a small Naval Air Arm and the approximately 2,000 member paramilitary Maritime Security Agency, charged primarily with protecting Pakistan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Navy also comprises the Special Services Group Navy , a marine commando unit as well.
TSUNAMI RELIEF ACTIVITIES
The Navy has been involved in some peacetime operations, most notably during the tsunami tragedy that struck on December 26 , 2004 . Pakistan sent vessels to Sri Lanka and the
Maldives to help in rescue and relief work
PN ROLE IN WAR ON TERROR
The Pakistani Navy plays an active role in the multinational Combined Task Force 150 . The command of the force was give to Pakistan from March 24 , 2006 till February 25 , 2008 .
BATTLE AGAINST SO CALLED TALIBAN
The Pakistani army is fighting for the survival of the country.
RAW promoting separatism in Balochistansame like as promoted separation in Bangladesh
India supports Taliban by its 24 consulates in Afghanistan, giving them hi-tech weapon n training. To make Pakistan weak.
Indian agenda to achieve this goal. Now when Pakistani Army moves in to Save Pashtun Lives and kill these Taliban who are draining Pashtun blood and killing so many innocent Pashtun children, women and man
PAKISTANI ARMED ORCES RELIEF OPERATIONS AND UN
The Pakistani armed forces are the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping efforts, with more than 10,000 personnel deployed in 2007.Other foreign deployments have consisted of Pakistani military personnel as advisers in African and Arab countries
The army also engaged in extensive economic activities. Most of these enterprises, such as stud and dairy farms, were for the army's own use, but others performed functions beneficial to the local civilian economy. Army factories produced such goods as sugar, fertilizer, and brass castings and sold them to civilian consumers.
NISHAN-I-HAIDER, Highest military decoration of Pakistan. Awarded "to those who have performed acts of greatest heroism or most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger and have shown bravery of the highest order or devotion to the country, in the presence of the enemy on land, at sea or in the air ... and scarificed their lives for this cause. this award can not be given to an alive soldier"