Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 8: Army Regiments & Badges

Pakistan Army’s Baloch Regiment Passing out Parade

Following is a list of known Pakistani Army’s infantry and support regiments and their locations between 2020-22. Many known regiments are not listed here as I have no information about them. There are many missing fields in the table too and I may update it in future. Gallery below the table contains badges of some […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 7: Air Force

Pakistan air force orbat

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has grappled with various issues over the last 2-3 decades mostly due to lack of funding and sanctions. Yet it has kept a reasonably good inventory of aircraft and munitions through extensive efforts of sourcing second hand air frames, spares and overhauls. Even with sporadic sanctions, American F-16s have been their […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 6: Artillery

M109A2 155mm 10 Medium Artillery Regiment

Artillery is one of the most valued arms of the Pakistan Army and a lot of scarce resources have been invested in it. Over the years, PA has relied on its artillery extensively during regular wars with India as well as for shelling of civilians in India, Afghanistan and even in Pakistan when they are […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 5: Air Defence

Pakistan air defence ceremony

Pakistan’s Air Defence (AD) system is a tri-service and mutually integrated setup with the main focus on defence against India. PAF laid the foundation of an integrated AD network in 1976 or 1977 under “Project Crystal”. Multiple fixed and mobile radar systems were acquired to set the foundation. Presently, Air Defence Command (ADC) is responsible […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 4: Nuclear Forces

Kirna-Hills-Sargodha-details

Introduction This paper is a part of a series of texts covering Order of Battle (ORBAT) and a few other details of Pakistani armed forces. The index of all other posts is at links provided at bottom. Some information is already published there, but it will be replaced with more detailed and updated data in […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 3: Pakistani Army Armoured Corps

Pakistani armoured corps is a fairly strong military arm with a large number of tanks of various types in service. Pakistan Army (PA) doctrine depends upon their tanks to repel or hold any Indian invasion in most non-mountainous sectors south of Sunderbani in Jammu. Pakistani tanks have played important roles in all wars against India […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 2: Anti Tank, Air Defence & Army Aviation units and weapons

This section covers some of the components (can’t remember the right word for it at the moment) of Pakistani army like regiments, armour and anti-tank units. There is surprisingly little information about even basic information like infantry regiments of Pakistani army and a lot of data is missing.   Anti Tank  Pakistani Army utilises dedicated vehicle […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 1: Structure of Pakistani Army

Pakistan army picture

“Most countries have an army, but Pakistan’s army has a country”  is a popular saying which to be fair, is also somewhat true for many other unstable countries in Africa and the Middle-east. What makes Pakistan unique is how it’s armed forces have successfully controlled all aspects of the statecraft and internal politics for so […]