By your yardstick given the 2 front scenario, we ought to be carrying 100% redundancy. I doubt we have even 10% of it. Further I sincerely hope all those advocating for a 1 month time period to vivisect Paxtan take due note.BMP frontal acr protection needs to be just strong enough that the first 30mm AP round doesn't get through. That I think is achievable. ATGMs are surely an threat. Even Leopard 2s had their turrets blown away when in offensive.
In any offensive we should be ready to loose around 30-40% of the attacking armour.
Unlike our armoured groups, Pakistanis keep leaner formations. Like we have 59-62 tanks a regiment. They keep 44. And our 3 formation each have 5-7 such regiments. While they keep it between 3-5.By your yardstick given the 2 front scenario, we ought to be carrying 100% redundancy. I doubt we have even 10% of it. Further I sincerely hope all those advocating for a 1 month time period to vivisect Paxtan take due note.
If you've small bands of infantry / irregulars operating across the country armed with MANPADS, MPATGM, mini drones as well as regular ones like TB -2 coupled with a population where arms & ammo are as freely & easily available like the ubiquitous cell phones, we'd have to go in for a policy of total annihilation of population centres which means total air superiority & dominance within 7 days before undertaking relentless air to ground campaigns .
It's only after this we can think of boots on the ground.
For starters , beginning 1965 , those wars were fought predominantly on Indian terrain. We need to correct that .Soviets gave the equipment and training to use those to the Egyptians but they didn't teach them how to use them effectively. A good general and better preparation would have meant Israel wouldn't have had it so easy. We need to learn from others mistakes.
Else everytime we will find ourselves surprised like in 1999.
Unlike our armoured groups, Pakistanis keep leaner formations. Like we have 59-62 tanks a regiment. They keep 44. And our 3 formation each have 5-7 such regiments. While they keep it between 3-5.
BMPs running into such a mechanised formations will be sitting ducks.
The only option is to have good fire power.
1. Have a very large arsenal of conventional subsonic cruise missiles (2000-3000 for each front ) along with equally larger number of cost effective BMs. Pralay and Agni P. Also very large numbers (thousands ) of loitering munitions.
And we need to fire 50% of these within hours at the start of the conflict. This will cripple a large portion of their infrastructure.
2. We need very large numbers of mobile artillery and mobile SAM coverage throughout our frontiers. A 155/39 mounted Gun on a truck will keep area between 15 to 25km easily sanitised , thus ensuring good defence. And mobile air defence will mean enemy aircraft will not be able to take out those mobile artillery pieces. We already have a large stockpile of ATGMs. They will ensure any armour thrust will be taken care of.
3. Very lean and highly mobile composite battle groups with tanks, IFVs, attack helicopter, transport helicopters , mobile SAM, etc.
While we are looking at the 3rd point. We are totally ignoring the 1st and 2nd points.
Those Who Love Ammo Here Belts Over Belts Of Indian Army 30mm Or 30×165 Getting Ready To Load Into BMP2s.