- An integral and sustainable Pakistan is in Indian interests. They keep the Islamic fundamentalist exports from the Arab world at bay, a buffer so to speak.
Sorry if I am missing something but this is patent bakwas. For 60 odd years TSP has done little else but export fundamentalists to India, Arab world fundamentalists notwithstanding! When was the last terrorist who did his bit in India from an Arab country? Tragic that someone of his stature can come up with this. What do they expect India to do? Give "aid" to Pak ala US so as to "stabilize" it? It should be obvious to any twinkie that the first thing TSP would do with that sort of stuff is return it with proper "Interest".
And WTF is "integral" and "sustainable" TSP?
Quote:Only 70% of Pakistani nuclear warheads have been mapped by the US, Israel and India. The remainder, according to Pakistan, will never be found. BK agrees. The notion of removing Pakistan's nuclear capability by force is not tenable.
Fair enough, whether true or false, best to assume the worst.
Quote:Their nuclear security is arguably better than India's.
Did he give any reasons?
Quote:Without compromising border security, India should unilaterally let the Pakistani Army breathe easy by consolidating Indian Army resources on our side into [far] fewer units, not necessarily because these resources are needed elsewhere but because the Pakistani government has a good chance of gaining real control if the threat perceived by the Pakistani Army can be nullified.
In one stroke this bloke has assumed that TSP army is different from govt. There is nothing credible available to support this imvho. Just a facade.
Quote:Liquid-fuelled nuclear-armed Prithvi missiles ought to be withdrawn unilaterally not only for the gesture but for the liability.
I just hope he had a proper substitute for the same - don't tell us he thought it would be better to be completely nude.
Quote:Although an audience member suggested that it might be in Pakistani Army's interests to sustain their military industrial complex by hyping the Indian threat, he thought there was still a good chance of a viable peace between the two countries if India would relax. The ground for such on the Pakistani side is fertile. India, being the onerous threat, must make the first move.
For its entire life time, TSP has been naught but a tinpot dictatorship, this whole idea of delinking GOP from Army is meaningless.
Quote:While their Navy might not win them plaudits, their air force is a professional unit by international standards.
Good for them.
Quote:Their economy doesn't hold a candle to India's. That they have managed to keep themselves centre-stage in the Indian threat matrix despite this reflects immaturity on the Indian side and win of sorts for Pakistan.
What does he suggest India do? Not pay attention when the next bum goes off? TSP remains centrestage inspite of India's economic lead thanks to its imperative need to do India some damage.
Quote:GoI needs to find the gumption to show generosity to India's smaller neighbours, all of whom India has managed to alienate but must now strive to win back. India has the financial means to show such generosity today and has no reason to fear. If Pakistan's economy is in doldrums, India can and should help. The benefits will be asymmetric.
Screw us once, screw us twice, but since we are India, screw us always. The more we are screwed the more we will give you "asymmetric" aid, we love being screwed.
Quote:Cold Start is untenable in practice. Logistics will not be able to keep up with the advance units. Fuel for the tanks at battle speed [30~35 kph] will run out quickly. Advantages from early victories will be limited by the need to wait for more fuel from the support units, which will take time to catch up.
Interesting thoughts - for once.
Quote:Non-disputed territory won as a result of Cold Start will have to be returned sooner or later anyway in accordance to international law.
Depends upon a Lot of factors. Not so easy/obvious.
Quote:Limited air-strikes are plausible for punitive measure. Cold Start isn’t.
Probably. No idea if India is in Balochistan but splitting the country into many pieces, even if possible, won’t help India rather it will only cement the image of India as enemy.
His thoughts on China and nuke deterrence merit more analysis.
JMT of course. Thanks Pratik for your hardwork in putting up that summary.