ranjan.rao wrote:true that, but going by US history, the war won't be fought by US, it would be fought by their munnas like Japan, SoKO and possibly us, with them doing doin profiteering during teh war
Do you think Japan will take up arms in-spite of its constitution? Maybe, but I do not see India ever siding with the US in a war that is not fought on Indian soil. South Korea is not a player either, IMHO.
I am afraid sadly that will be the case(war being fought on our territory)
1. Constitution will get changed in next 10-15 years, Japanese are no appeasers to let china step on their feet. They will not wait ,like us, for a highway to be discovered or take fait accompli when china takes over senkaku islands, like us when GB is declared a province. China being china will not stop, so Japanese will not stop either. They are waiting for china to bare its fangs
2. Agreed south korea is not a player, by that definition neither is Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Thing about US is that they are not afraid of putting their soldiers in the line of harm and don't go sissy with few body bags coming home so if there is a future war, for sure you will see USA participating in it to put potential threat of China in place.
On the contrary, I think US is happy to provide air and naval services but likes to outsource the dirty business of boots on ground to others. The bodybags are not what the sentaors want(unless of course it is a WW type situation) In majority of wars they have provided their air and naval might but when it came to providing boots on ground. They have dithered and havent demonstrated teh same will of WW2. Even in WW2 they joined late unless Japanese literally came to their door and knocked with a bazooka. Gulf War 2, Afghan war, 3. ISIS Var, 4. Vietnam war have demonstrated their lack of will to sustain casualties over long durations. What lies in future is anybody's guess, so here is my guess (which is as good as yours, unless you prove me wrong off course) that US and CHina would operate on the cold war template and avoid direct confrontation. Wars will be fought by and in other countries for power demonstration or for influence. Yes they will provide resources: equipment and active military advisers like Migs and Mig Honchos in Korean war by USSR and Chuck Yeager and F86/F104 in '71. US would sell us wares and LM/Boeing would make good profits.
If everything goes according to the plan China loses and fairy tale ends and some hollywood movies get shot in India showcasing how brave freedom loving americans saved the day for corrupt poor lazy Indians and reinvigorated them with values of honesty bravery. Anil Kapoor may get the role of protagonist and who knows there may be an item no. of DP and PC in the movie along with Salman and SRK.
Meanwhile the poor bravehearts who gave their lives and won the war will continue to languish like Mary Kom while PC/DP will make more money than the bravehearts ever did