Top 10 Amazing Facts about Pakistan Army
Pakistan Army is the land-based force of the Pakistan Armed Forces. It came into the existence from the British Indian Army that ceased to exist following the partition of India that resulted in the independence of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. In this article we tried to show you the most Top 12 Amazing Facts about Pakistan Army
The Pakistan Army, which is a major component of the national power alongside with the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy, has been involved with four wars on its borders with neighbouring India and several armed skirmishes on its porous border with Afghanistan. Since 1960s, the elements of the army has been repeatedly deployed to act as military advisory in the Arab states during the events of Arab-Israeli Wars, aided the UN-based coalition in the first Gulf War. Other notable military operations on War on Terror in the 21st century included: Operation Zarb-e-Azb, Operation Black Thunderstorm, and Operation Rah-e-Nijat.
1- Military aviation
Pakistan Army Aviation is the World’s only Military aviation to own 4 out of 6 World’s top attack helicopters. Mainly due to it’s Alliance with United States, Turkey and China, and growing relations with Russia.
2 – UN Missions
Top Third contributor of troops to the UN Peace keeping’s and Pakistan Army has received the highest number of UN Medals
3-Largest Women army
Pakistan Army the largest Women Armed force in Muslim world. The ONLY Armed force in the Muslim world to have women Major Generals (2 Stars).
4-Special Services Group(SSG)
Independent commando regiment of the Pakistan Army. Similar to US Green Berets and British SAS.
- Side Arm = Glock 19
- Main Rifle = M4 Carbine
- Assault Rifle = Steyr AUG
- SSG Regularly trains with Elite Units of Turkey, China, and Saudi Arabia.
5 -General (r) Raheel Sharif
Former Chief of Pakistan Army declared Worlds best Military commander General in 2016. Considering the power of decision making, command and way to tackle enemy and Became the 1st Head of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (Muslim NATO) which is formed by the Troops from 39 Muslim Countries
Also check: Important Personalities of Pakistan
6-Successful Operations against Taliban
Pakistan armed forces undertook successful operations like Operation Rah-e-Haq (Swat), Operation Sherdil (Bajaur), Operation Zalzala (Spinkai) and Operation Rah-e-Nijat (SWA) without any significant additional financial allocation.
7-Non Muslim in Pak Army
There have been numerous non-muslims who have risen to the rank of Brigadier; and in the 1990, the first Christian promoted to the rank of Major General was Julian Peter who commanded the 14th Div in Okara Cantt. In 2009 brigadier Noel Israel Khokhar, was also promoted to rank of Major General.
8 – Paramilitary strength
304,000 Troops serve in the paramilitary forces, and approximately 20,000 serving in the Strategic Plans Division forces, giving a total of almost 1,451,000.
9 – Rifles:
Pakistan Army makes own Assault rifles. Some examples are below
- SUB MACHINE GUN SMG-PK, PK1
- SUB MACHINE GUN MP5A2, MP5P3
- AUTOMATIC RIFLE G3A3 & G3P4
- AUTOMATIC PRECISION SNIPER RIFLE PSR 90
Pakistan Ordinance Factory exports weapons to over 49 Countries. MP-5 Is one of the Weapon which US Army buys from Pakistan
10-All Weather Army
Pakistan Army is also known as ‘All weather Army’ (amongst World’s very few Armies) due to different terrain in Pakistan which extends from: vast deserts, hilly areas, cold desert, rivers, shallow oceans, hills, mountains, glaciers, marsh and swamps.
Also Check: History of Pakistan
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