The entire incidence was done and dusted when we heard "Na koi ...." speech. The bigger issue is that now a precedent has been set.IA is just adding up numbers and shifting weight awkwardly from one foot to the other while it awaits orders from Delhi.
Chinese are done for this round. They will wait for the eventual stand down. Then sneak in some other place and take some more land. Our nationalist government will be hoping the temple distracts enough people.
I can think of some choice words for the government. Not the army's job to negotiate again and again. Government should ask the army to either give a time scale to initiate action or accept this as another fait a accompli wrt china and shut up.
If you hear the chatter, its loud and clear.So is IA going for full Aksai hind or have they given it up completely?
Yes and it is a final handshake before we start shooting.These meetings are just delaying tactics by both sides. Both sides know very well a war is coming.
As always, twitter twisting the words.“reaching an equilibrium with China is not going to be easy and India must stand its ground"
If the quad makes a move on Diaoyu Islsnds and Taiwan declares indipendence then we might actually make a full on push on Aksai Hind.I wouldnt be surprised if we go for POK. But I wonder what GOI plans for eastern front. Does it want to stay in defensive mode or go for Aksai Hind.
What about the Chinese Missile forces? by all counts they are vastly superior in numbers to our inventory and our AAD will easily be overwhelmed should the Chinese decide to launch a salvo over north India. In case of an all out war, that would be the logical thing for CHina to do to put India on the backfoot.Let me tell you what I think will happen. We will have to fight China and the battle will be confined to Laddakh. Chinese will not open a front elsewhere on LAC as they do not have forces available. The Central LAC is nearly 17k feet ground. Our Garwaalis and Kumaunis have been living there for ages. The likely involvment of US forces will keep PLA under check and not use Nuke options even if we go for whole of Tibet. I had written earlier that I expect complete capitulation of PLA within 48-72 hours under our fierce attack. While we will be able to bring in reinforcements at will, PLA will not have that option once IAF goes into action with our SFs.
India will never allow any foreign forces to fight its battles. It will be India-China battle alone. We do not need USA to tackle China in conventional battle.
What about the Chinese Missile forces? by all counts they are vastly superior in numbers to our inventory and our AAD will easily be overwhelmed should the Chinese decide to launch a salvo over north India. In case of an all out war, that would be the logical thing for CHina to do to put India on the backfoot.
If missiles rain on new delhi, expect the war to end pretty quick unless India takes the nuke option then.
Lets be real. Incase of conflict, India's first aim will be to blunt china's perceived superiority in weaponry. If the air fight is in our favor or equal , only then should we ingress and occupy defensible areas. These areas would have good protection from our airforce and relatively easy for logistical matters.I wouldnt be surprised if we go for POK. But I wonder what GOI plans for eastern front. Does it want to stay in defensive mode or go for Aksai Hind.
What is not clear is wether GOI only wants to defend LAC or go all the way to free Aksai Hind. Although 2nd option looks quite improbable but not sure whats on Modis mind.