Singha wrote: thats not a whole lot - one division, and they would have nowhere near the staying power, training and logistics of a regular PA division. these could form some units to guard logistical tail and help patrol lightly threatened areas - at best. wouldnt last 15 mins in a stand up fight against divisional/corps assets of a regular army.
My 2 paise on spending any resources on invaders officially in any order:
Indians do not have to offer legit battle on demand, thus creating a chance, however small, of some legit gains by uncivilized invaders. One has to defend enemy within borders by Guerrilla tactics only, according to me, and harass by all means possible; treat everyone in kind, and arm the locals so that the barbarians would find it extremely discouraging to cross border, too.
It is wise, according to me, to not offer battles on demand, or any form of legitimacy at all. I would like to quote Shivaji on this: from A blog post on Shivaji (part 2 of the blog)
"It is true that I've deceived many of my enemies. Can you show an instance where I deceived a friend?"
This is mark of a gentleman. Fearless to cheat invaders and steadfast with friends.
If these people are our enemies, why extend these any legitimacy and not harass them on Bharatbhumi?