Shankaraa wrote:Pakis are playing smart games here. They want to incite locals against our military whenever there is any civilian death during our military operation.
When we threaten them with full war - they blackmail us with their nuclear weapons.
We have to break this deadlock somehow.
Shankaraa, in 2006 I reviewed a book for BR's "Strategic Research Review" an online BR journal that died later.
The book is all about the US's role in Asia and the link to the review is below. But I will just post a relevant quoteMilitary Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty, Edited byAshley Tellis and Michael Wills
The continuing prospect of the US
in being the pre-eminent economic and military power is described and defined. The role of
the US in Asia is described as one of holding the ring akin to a stabilizing force that
prevents the ring from being pulled in one direction or other.
The definition is "To oversee a situation while trying not to get involved"
Be it Noko-South Korea, China-Taiwan, Japan-China, India-Pakistan the US plays the role of a ring of powerful boxers who will let the fight continue and try and "oversee" the fight. This is open, published American policy. I have the original book with the quoted words and the policy in great detail. Funnily enough this is exactly what the US is doing with the Israelis and the Arabs. This is the "world order"
US assistance to Pakistan has been to "oversee" the dispute while not getting involved directly. The two fighters balance each other with specific inputs from the USA. For example the US could, in a war - upset Indian invasion plans by using its excellent satellite Intel capability to inform Pakistan of Indian troop movement - an act that could turn a planned action into a rout for India. This is in addition to military equipment supplied to Pakistan with the specific intent of balancing out India, such as the supremely effective AMRAAM BVR missiles etc.
This has gone on for many decades and the Pakistani army has built its war doctrine around expecting to lose but expecting that a war will be stopped long before that by foreign powers. In other words the Pakistani "cleverness" that you have described has been built upon a framework of support by the USA and to some extent China.
For India this means that the cost of waging war is increased enormously and rules out Indian action to "reclaim PoK" and other things that are so fondly desired by people on here. Of course India is doing the right thing by trying to achieve overwhelming strength that essentially makes India break free of the games that have been played with us for decades. But I would like to see the playing of some games of our own where the assistance that adds to Pakistan's power is reduced.