Aditya_V wrote:We are not yet in position to fight a decisive war, but as such I see Pakis are heavily import dependent from Trucks to steel, they cannot afford a war of attrition, they like old strategy of us being reactive, as we start ramping up our infrastructure and target them on thier side of LOC, weakpoints will be created on thier side of the LOC which willbe Ripe when we are ready.
They rely on us wanting peace while they attack, this strategy puts them off balance, they will key educated men and material- overall it will be very degrading for them.
I am convinced that they don't care. They are fine fighting with bow and arrows while riding camels, so long as they can hide behind their nukes and send terrorists over. India can quite literally "attrition" them into the Stone Age and they don't care as long as their H&D is intact and they can keep cashmeere alive. They must be made to be humiliated and lose face.
Land grab is one way, an undeniable, humiliating act of war (like taking out a submarine on dock in Karachi or taking out a squadron of F-16's in their bunkers) is another way.
The Pakistani's need to lose something of value to "attrition" - not just cannon fodder or ammo dumps in remote areas no one gives a s**t about. Its time to raise the temperatue.
Agree completely. The losses on the paki side need to be big and visible.
Our artillery induction plan needs to be speeded up as much as possible. Pinaka-MK2 and guided pinaka, along with the Sharang, Dhanush maybe the 52 Calibre gun from Kalyani-Bharat-52 and finally ATAGS. We now manufacture the ammo ourselves and so government spending on defence, all manufactured by local indistry, helps in the current economic downturn.
With regards to land grab, the Haji Pir pass, should be our target no.1 on the LoC. Any other small paki posts etc. should be targeted, simply to gain a better tactical advantage along the LoC. However, we would also have to be prepared for a serious escalation, as this would mean the sactity of the LoC, no longer holds. This has been our position since 1965, that the LoC is treated as the de-facto border and the sanctity of the same has been maintained. If we violate the same, the pakis will be iching to try and grab some piece of land across the LoC on our side as well. This type of shallow incursions and small land grabs, actually suite them too, as compared to larger operations over a much wider front.
The major oppurtunity that we missed was during Kargil, when we could have followed up to grab a part of Baltistan, perhaps all the way upto Skardu. It would have solved the Siachen question as well and checkmated Chinese CPEC plans too.
The other major opportunity for war of attrition was missed, when WnCo Abhinandan was shot down. If that would not have happened, we could have kept up the agressive flying going on for a couple of months, with pakistan having to match the same. If their F-16 had not been shot down, we could have even crossed the border and bombed some of their airforce bases, from where the planes they used for attack on our brigade HQ came from. If the pakis would retaliate, it would only give us further opportunity to shoot down some of their planes or hit some other major targets in porkiland.
Imagine the pakis try to target some of our offshore oil rigs near Bombay High and we bombing the PNS mehran base and taking out the Paki P3C Orions fleet!!