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The military holds a significant place in the history of Pakistan, as the Pakistani Armed Forces have played, and still continue to play, a vital role in the Pakistani establishment and shaping of the country since its inception.

But, his battle weary troops refused to advance further into India Along the way, he engaged in several battles with smaller kingdoms before marching his army westward across the Makran desert towards modern Iran.

Alexander founded several new Macedonian/Greek settlements in Gandhara and Punjab.

The military draws on inspiration from the rich combat history that has occurred within the area of modern-day Pakistani soil and uses example of sacrifice and perseverance to embolden troops, and has named medals of valor, nickname for combat divisions, and indigenous weapons; Such as the short-range ballistic missiles Ghaznavi, which is named in honour of Mahmud of Ghazna who founded the Ghaznavid Empire, and ruled from 997 to 1030.

Since the time of independence, the military has fought three major wars with India.

The roots of the Pakistan army traces back to the pre-independence British Indian Army, which included many troops from present-day Pakistan.

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