While I am all in favor of taking out the Pakistani Army establishment which is the Al Qaida aka "militants" aka Pakistan Army of Islam aka "Corps Commanders' Council" aka ISI, this requires a national consensus, because a lot of people will die, many more will be traumatized for life, and the economy will take a severe beating. The comforts of life will disappear for millions, and they may even have to run around on the streets or live in refugee camps while they try to build back up again.
The Chinese and the Americans and the British and the Russians and the French have faced this - and that's why they are the P-5, known to be willing to use their power where necessary, without a lot of
The majority of the Indian Elite have not faced it, and are not willing to suffer anything of the sort. Frankly, they are perceived worldwide as people who will choose slavery later, over the option of looking ahead, seeing the unpleasant options, and doing what is necessary today to head off the unpleasantness.
This cannot be changed by wishing that brave young men could be sent off with no cost to the rest of us, on impossible missions. The Kargil war, unfortunately, only reinforced this evil habit, and the results were seen shortly thereafter in the Kandahar hijacking. Remember the
mobs demanding that the GOI surrender to bring back the hostages? Well.. they did. It was the Will of The People, when it comes right down to it.
You can see what a military draft situation in India will be like, by seeing the response of that crowd. The Elite will be falling over each other trying to get exemptions and special protection for themselves, demanding to send the poor and the underprivileged to die for the Nation.
Varanasi, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, and now Bangalore. Coimbatore/ Kerala were used as testing grounds long ago. Has there been a single massive demonstration (more than 100,000 people) in any of these cities demanding the military option against Pakistan?
Any signs of systematic civil defense/ emergency response preparedness?
Wake me up, please, when this changes. Until then, the worst thing the "e-patriots" do is to whip up communal bigotry, and that to me is cowardice and indiscipline.
IMO, and sorry I have to say this, if there have to be terrorist attacks in India, I would much rather see them occur in the big cities, than in some poor village in Punjab or Rajasthan or J&K. At least a few hundred thousand get woken up to reality each time, for a few days.