Would you kindly care to read my post completely and understand the content before you comment? Thanks.
Yes I have done that that's why I asked questions.
Remember - we are discussing this vis-a-vis Chinese strengths - hence an appropriate forum?
To discuss vis-a-vis, first of all their strengths have to be analysed but how that is possible when every now and then someone comes up painting a doomsday scenario for India ??? Here a photo of some under development chinese defence equipment translates into India already loosing an imaginary war with them.
And does after every third post or so a "we have serious defence shortcomings" sermon necessary ???
If you think all is well with Indian defense versus Chinese, we might as well go home and sleep.
Are you looking for a "shortcomings" lecture from me ?? If so I would have to disappoint you, sorry.
Remember, it is never so and these are not highlighted/discussed versus defense capabilities of Bhutan, SriLanka, Nepal or Bangladesh. Care to think why we bring up Chinese and compare India?
Yeah, so lets first "discuss" Chinese military then we can "compare" our stance, but where is the discussion happening ?? Care to point that to me.
Again, would you care to read my post? "The very fact that India has not been attacked is a testimony." before you did. Are you criticizing me or repeating me? I am confused.
I was also confused after reading your post where you say that India is not a pushover and also in the same breath go ahead and give a shortcoming sermon.
What makes you assume that fellow Indians have to be constantly reminded of the shortcomings of their defence forces ??
Are Chinese forces photoshop perfect ???
I believe it is an appropriate thread to discuss Indian capabilities versus Chinese - when a Chinese capability is identified/recognized. If you think all is well and that there is lasting peace because India has the greatest military in the world, we might just pack up this thread and go to sleep.
Where is the Chinese capability that has been identified/recognized ??? Please point out that to me.
I didn't say a word about Indian capabilities and you have made hollow assumptions about it. I only asked questions against your reply so focus on answering them instead of making assumptions which allow you to beat your chest.
I believe there is always room for improvements, bettering defenses (and developing offences) - knowing your threats. Knowing threats and preparing for them is not dhoti-shivering - it is a reflection of the confidence and furthering preparedness to face any eventuality.
Never knew this thanks for enlightening. Also please tell me what "threats" are we discussing here ?? Some allegedly 5th gen. prototype jets ???
Even Unkil and Russkies know China is a threat (varied assessments). Is it dhoti-shivering? They recognize it to take appropriate counter-measures/posture change.
So what are you saying India isn't doing the needful ???
It is an ostrich mentality to hide heads under ground and think that all is well in the world.
Also having a pessimistic mentality does good to whom ???
Again, I am not here to win brownie points in a debate (lot of others are good at that) -
Neither am I so why not allow knowledgeable people do the talking instead of derailing the thread now and again ???
it is just that India needs to recognize threats, identify gaps and close them.
So you think India is not doing that, only and only you are worried and thinking about it ???
I hope you do not tell me that India has a perfect defense organization against any threat, for now and future - no gaps at all!
Again making assumptions out of thin air.