Mort Walker wrote:sudeepj wrote:Please tell me, why you think India wont request foreign arms if we are fighting a 4-6 week existential war! What happens after the magic 4-6 weeks time is over? We just stop fighting and say sorry-sorry? And what a rubbish start to a 6 week war of annihilation by the Chinese.. PLA lady boys swinging clubs? Here I was expecting ride of the valkyries stuff after watching all their PR videos!
There is NO guarantee of foreign arms, ammunition or even spare parts. Especially if the international community decides to impose an arms embargo on both India and China after a couple of weeks. China's production capacity of weapon systems, no matter how flimsy, exists and can ramp up quickly. India's indigenous weapon systems exist only on paper. After 4-6 weeks India gives up the fight after being annihilated. Either that or opt to go nuclear. If the Chinese build up enough stand-off weapons and aircraft, it becomes very difficult to sustain a counter offensive if the Chinese decide to occupy Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh even after taking significant losses of men and material.
Please cut the bluster and come down to earth. It sounds too much like Pakis boasting.
Added Later: There are too many ifs in your scenarios. Both Sikkim and Arunachal are recognized world over as Indian territory. Check CIA/... or any other international maps if needed. Some thing like this would mean not only the end of every bit of post WW II institutionalization of world politics, but also of permanently alienating India from any Chinese influence.
Post Mao/Zhou/.. and post Deng, Chinese leadership has had very a different point of view. What advantages would accrue to China by conquering Sikkim/Arunachal? Its not like any of the world powers can contest their occupation of Tibet from these areas. Its not like their occupation gets any more validity.
Yes, they will injure Indian armed forces severely in this, but India will survive, recover and be ever more hostile and war like. It will go full nuclear. The noisy bandar log that serve Chinas interests in India today will be crushed with an iron hand. If the govt. does nothing the public will lynch them. There will be no trade with China. This is not what the Chinese want and not in their interest.