Samay wrote:With the inclusion of chini/amriki amraam into paf, any surgical strike/cold strike will surely be converted into full fledged air warfrom their side .
with the induction of awacs ,they will be at par in centric warfare with us ,particularly in that theatre ,.
If their weakness is lesser depth ,then that will be their strength as well.
supposedly 8 awacs + 8 p3 orion will cover all areas and this cover will be very hard to remove because ,as already mentioned, now they have reliable amriki amraams(500+) and amriki AShW harpoon (range around 200km) .
In short ,they have an edge on us in a limited warfare ,.?
That is heavily dependent on what we perceive to be "limited warfare" , if we remain stuck with cold start which still revolves around the dated idea of armoured thrust it singularly defeats the purpose as TSP can mobilize as quick as us owing to close bases and launch pads, it then becomes a stalemate. In the same way the idea around "surgical strikes" using air force jets is also fraught with risks and the probability of accomplishing the task is uncertain at best.
I’m no military strategist and don’t pretend to be one either but what I do understand is that we need not put human assets at risk in a limited conflict where the job can be done just as well with technology.
Assume another 26/11 type attack and we need to respond fast and decidedly, what’ll be the targets to hit?
Terror camps across the LOC
All airbases on the eastern front in TSP and possibly one or two on the western front
Industrial infrastructure belt
Power plants and Fuel supply Depots and Nuclear plants
Gwadar and Karachi to be disabled for ship movements
GHQ and other army cantonment areas
SAM sites, radar installations and Nuke storage facilities
The list can go on to include a few more targets but the point I’m trying to make is that there is not a single target inside TSP that cannot be hit using guided missile technology well below the nuclear threshold.
The whole of TSP can be shaken up in one night if we have the right equipment including a Range of Spy satellites with Day-night see through capability, large number of Brahmos missiles, Air launced brahmos, Nirbhay (Air, sea and land) , K-100 etc.
Every time I hear the idea of tank thrust into TSP , I see futility behind it because even if we annex a large chunk of land , TSP will subsequently be bailed out by 3.5 friends and India despite great human sacrifices will feel short changed.
It’s infinitely better to hit targets deep inside TSP in quick time, with 200% accuracy and using as little human effort as possible.