Dileep wrote:I think we have been shown 'finger 3'* and Finger 4 by the Chinis, and we are going to take that hit. Here is why:
1. It makes much more beneficial to use it to further the political and economic agenda, and going kinetic there.
2. There is no real military advantage in kicking them out from the 'both man's land' at the cost of a war. The price we pay would be the strengthened presence at Finger 4 to prevent the chinis from pushing further, which is way cheaper than a war but give the same benefit as having the the 'both man's land'.
So, we will now have a de facto LoC at Finger 4, Y junction and Galwan, instead of two LACs and a 'both man's land' in between.
*Middle finger is finger 3 from either side.
Some analyst you are. Screw political and economic agenda. World respects those who are capable of shedding copius amounts of blood. Both their own and more importantly their enemies'. Forget military advantage. Start killing.
And if you are unable to kill, then kindly disband the military. Just arm the regular junta with Aks and other small arms. They will fight the enemies just as fine. Infact they will also deal with the internal enemies much better.
We do not want the military for parades and defensive warfare. If they can't conquer, they are worthless. With one tenth of the current military's size, Peshwa Baji Rao was doubling his empire every couple of years. What is the achievement of the current politico military bureaucratic estabhlishment?