Mort Walker wrote:
We are forgetting the same Indian army given sound thrashing to same China in 1967. Our people are trained well, being led well and have tools and geographical advantage to withstand any Chinese invasion and China knows this. True that we could have done much better in terms of equipment, but I do not agree that we will lose to China so easily.
In 1967, India did not gain any territory north of Sikkim in Tibet to make up for territory lost in 1962. In 2-3 weeks of a conflict, the IA and IAF will hold its own, after that the Chinese have an advantage. The 1962 war lasted a month and 1967 conflict was about a week. Without significant manufacturing base within India of weapon systems, India has a distinct disadvantage.
except for bullying taiwan, and once in a while, ramming the odd fishing vessel here and there, china will not initiate war against anyone who is capable of giving it a bloody nose. It will be a huge loss of face for them.
Neverwho and his demented and deluded "not a blade of grass grows there" theories have all been forcibly thrown into the dustbin of history. Territorial integrity is paramount in every countries' agenda.
Despite the many posters talking about the lack of a significant manufacturing base within India for weapon systems, there are some plus points to importing weapons. It has given India a very considerable diplomatic reach and assured access to countries and political personalities that otherwise would not have looked at us twice.
Again, India possessing these varied imported weapon systems, successfully integrating then into its fighting forces and in the market for more systems has made countries like the US take a hard relook at their traditional partners in the region like the pakis.
france and israel are purely market driven with ideology nowhere in sight. These two will stand by India. So will russia and maybe amerika. So our security council veto power is assured.
In this region and in these very troubled times, India's democracy, political stability, management of the economy, the maturity of its politico economic leadership, its large middle class and even larger markets makes her a country very hard to ignore.
the rest of the world is waiting to teach the hans a long overdue lesson and those lessons will only be in economic terms.
Win, lose, or draw, the hans will be decimated in the global markets.
The amerikis have already spiked huawei globally by banning the exports of crucial semiconductors to the hans. Huawei's India contract chances have evaporated completely.
xi has no good news waiting for him. Even the COVID blowback has hit him very significantly.
xi will not opt for war because his enemies in the party have already dug his grave and are waiting for him to make a mistake.