Vidur wrote:Sir, with greatest of respect the last part is just devoid of military logic and appreciation of terrain and ground realities. Please rest assured that we are in well prepared defensive positions with enough reserves. The first makes any attack by China suicidal and the second means immediate counter offensives by us. I hope you are aware we have almost 3 armd brigade equivalent in the area. I hope you are not taken in by the nonsensical propaganda of Global Times.
Allow me to end by saying that is that if Chinese attack our armed forces will be quite grateful for an opportunity to smash them. As the movie Dirty Harry goes 'Go ahead, make my days'. I'm sure the Chinese are not silly enough to oblige.
It is not about what we can and will do. We may very well counter attack. If not in winter, but in summer. It is not about us. I know they cannot defeat us easily.
I am trying to formulate what the Chinese might be thinking. Wars are not accidentals. It happens when one of the party believes there is a window of opportunity, in which it can win.
We have a habit of getting surprised. Winter is the time, which allows the Chinese to apply standoff attacks, without a major risk of our mechanized forces invading in to Tibet.
Chinese would like to show that we a technological inferior foe, with the minimum blow-back.