Chinese surely doesn't want to give US an opportunity to be privileged of Indian support. Seems Chinese minds are working and now only want to focus on SCS for now and Ladakh later on.
Not fighting necessary wars is even more expensive.
20% is a big number. If fully assembled airframe in India is anything under 100 million USD a piece. IAF will surely go for its intended 189 Rafales. But I doubt it. However as I said, I hope you are correct.
Devil knows, we are not even able to properly attack Pakistan even in retaliation. We are 10 times in economy and seven times in population.
When I say the society is not ready, I mean that we are not ready to take in casualties. We are not ready to accept financial hardships. Not ready to accept any kind of deviation from our daily routines. And that gets reflected in our government.Well, conflict is like a calamity. Nobody can ever be ready for it. You can prepare for it, surely. It is forced on you and then you have to face it. You cannt wish it away.
Preventing territory loss is a very legitimate reason to fight.Wars are NOT fought for Satisfying The EGO of people
With time, it will only get harder as enemy has dug in and made permanent structures and brought in reinforcements. Ask @Falcon, he suggested that India should mobilize reserves and put ITBP under IA during the early June or late May build up. We didn't act and now the Chinese have a much stronger hold on the territory.The Territory is NOT going any where
Well, 71 war made a possible 3 and a half front war into a 2 and a half front war. It reduced vulnerability of chicken's neck / siliguri corridor substantially.For example after 1971 we thought Pakistan will never be able to.stand.up.to India
If we had crushed them in 80s, there would have been no Nuclear Pakistan for us to fear and there would have not been a major Kashmiri terrorism.But they are a BiG Nuisance for us
There is no society which accepts deaths of its people and economic hardship. War is always hard on society. But sometimes, you have to fight.When I say the society is not ready, I mean that we are not ready to take in casualties. We are not ready to accept financial hardships. Not ready to accept any kind of deviation from our daily routines. And that gets reflected in our government.
There are societies which have an appetite for war. We don't.
Preventing territory loss is a very legitimate reason to fight.
Interdicting terrorist attacks is a very legitimate reason to fight.
With time, it will only get harder as enemy has dug in and made permanent structures and brought in reinforcements. Ask @Falcon, he suggested that India should mobilize reserves and put ITBP under IA during the early June or late May build up. We didn't act and now the Chinese have a much stronger hold on the territory.
Well, 71 war made a possible 3 and a half front war into a 2 and a half front war. It reduced vulnerability of chicken's neck / siliguri corridor substantially.
If we had crushed them in 80s, there would have been no Nuclear Pakistan for us to fear and there would have not been a major Kashmiri terrorism.
If we had crushed them in 2000s when they attacked Indian Parliament even at the cost of few cities in India, there would have not been a question of 2 front war.
See the pattern? If you avoid a necessary conflict, you increase the cost in the future.
will see whether Indians forget every thing like cows and pander to china again or will the current momentum is kept up.The Damage has been done to India China Relationship
Till now.the Indian Govt was Always hopeful that China will one day realise the futility of grabbing Barren and Mountainous terrain where nobody lives
But the Chinese DERIVE PLEASURE by Bullying their Neighbors.
Now we will.show.them the
Real.meaning of Enimity
This standoff will.speed up our acquisitions and also.firm.up the India.US alliance
It is the beginning of a New era for India
will see whether Indians forget every thing like cows and pander to china again or will the current momentum is kept up.
We should have done this right after doklam but we dint. It has been the same story since 1962 and will continue.
Because :Why haven't the US attacked North Korea yet? 13 times the population and 766 times the economy.
I have been in Canada for less than 2 years and before that I was in India itself. As far as economic compulsion of Indian government goes; here is what India government and state governments are doing.This Corona tragedy has hurt our economy
You being in Canada are unable to either understand or appreciate the
Economic compulsions of Govt of India
Its not just bullying they want to claim all the lands and make it part of china. They will make soviet union and imperialists pale into insignificance.China will NOT give up its bullying habits
A withdrawal will be looked upon as
China having chickened out of a fight
So there will be a Next Time
Years?? Really???Not really. There is still room for a long war if the belligerents are in equal strength. Things change only when unequal strength is applied, like the Russian interference in the Syrian War.
A Sino-India war can easily go on for a long time.
In case the Chinese are stopped at the border, they may try to outlast India through the consumption of men and material. The Chinese can keep it going indefinitely. So this can even go on for years.
I mean, why will the Chinese want to stop if they fail? The loss of face will be severe. They will instead want to keep it going until the Chinese public gets tired and will want the war to end. The only real way that's in our control to prevent such a situation is to create offensive units of our own, which will force the Chinese to rethink their next move after their initial failure. Hence the need for two MSCs of our own.
With what either of them will fight with??
Let me give you a recent example. During bombing ops against ISIS the armoury of entire NATO became almost empty. There were officials raising concerns that allies are using ammunitions much faster than it could be replenish. In the end Qatar had to open its armoury for NATO. It happened when only a fraction of Aircraft fleet was involved. That too against an irregular militia. Now think what would happen in a full blown war between world two largest army. We have only 30 days worth ammunitions. Chinese may have more but it won't last in any case for more than a couple of month. And NO it can't be replenished. If you still have doubts then check the recent orders of ammunitions by army and their delivery schedule. Then there is a problem of platforms. Everything from tanks to artilleries to aircrafts to warships and submarines from which you could use these ammunitions won't last more than a month. They will either get destroyed in a war or get useless due to the requirement of maintenance. Even if we do find a way to replenish the ammo stock there is no way in hell that we could replenish these platform. During WW2 US constructed 300000 planes in 6 years. Now a single plane takes 3 years for construction. Same is true for all other platforms. You simply would not be able to produce enough of them in right time to keep the war going. Then there is a cost factor too. Even if you find a way to assemble them from where would you get the money for it. For instance a single Bramhos costs 6 crore. You can't have say 100000 of bramhos simply due to cost factor. At most you could have their nber in couple of thousands which would be exhausted very quickly. Only way through which this war could go on for years is by fighting it through infantry alone armed with clones of AK, ammunitions of which being produced in households. But that is stretching too far. Most probably war would already have been ended much before that by escalating into a nuke exchange.
P.S : I have only presented one aspect of it. O have not touched on other subjects like lethality of present day precision munitions which could make enemy unwilling for war very quickly or the dependence on global supply chain for essential items to continue the war.
What is being said about AF is also true for army. All the gears of land forces like tanks and artillleries take almost an year to be produced in a significant numbers. Whereas they would be consumed within weeks. You also need to keep in mind that in a full blown war these manufacturing units would be one of the first target of enemies. Hence chances are you won't be able to produce more even you want to.Yeaahhh... That's not how it works.
Most of the combat we will see in the mountains will be led by the army, not by the air force. So you will have to consider the way the army fights, and the replenishment rates of infantry and their gear. And no one's going to use nukes for what's merely a border conflict.
a. North Korea for all its bravado has not militarily harmed US or even South Korea in recent past. How much cross border shelling happens on Korea LoC? How many cross border incursion happen on Korean LoC?
b. IF North Korea crosses the LoC and occupies or sends in infiltrators doing terrorist attacks, US will flatten it.