India army REVEALED: The STAGGERING size of army uncovered as Pakistan conflict SPIRALS
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced the military will release the captured pilot on Friday. This is to help cool down the crisis between the two countries. The pilot has been identified by Islamabad as Wing Commander Abhi Nandan and videos had surfaced of him being captured and later held in custody.
Mr Khan said to parliament in Islamabad today: “As a peace gesture, we will be releasing him tomorrow.”
The recent escalation of tensions between the neighbouring countries has prompted a response from their allies in world laders across the globe.
Russia is reportedly prepared to offer India and Pakistan a platform to talk, Russian news agencies cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday.
Mr Lavrov was quoted as saying: “If they want this, then of course”.
Tensions have grown between India and Pakistan after a Pakistan-based militant group carried out a suicide car bomb attack.
The brutal attack killed more than 40 Indian soldiers on February 14.
India retaliated by bombing the suspected jihadi training camp this week, according to military chiefs who claim the attack killed 300 people – something Pakistan denies.
In return, Pakistan then proceeded to shoot down two Indian jets the following day.
But as the conflict is spiralling between India and Pakistan, which country has a bigger army?
The airstrikes between the neighbours mark the first armed conflict since a war in 1971 – and are a sign of troubling times, given both countries are armed with nuclear weapons which usually serve as a deterrent for violence.
Pakistan has a total of 935,800 personnel combined in its army, navy, air force and paramilitary.
But the Indian army is much bigger, as it has 5.1 million personnel.
There are 434 fighters in the combat aircraft in Pakistan and also 273 helicopters.
But India is still in front, as it has 889 combat aircraft and 805 helicopters in the Indian army too.
However, India will struggle to outdo Pakistan’s nuclear forces, as Pakistan has between 140 to 150 warheads in its nuclear army, while India has between 130 to 140.
India has 54 ballistic missiles at both short-range and medium-range sizes, but Pakistan still beats this as it has more than 60 ballistic missiles.