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Can China’s Army Really Capture New Delhi in 2 Days?

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by defc0n, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. defc0n

    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    “It would take China's motorised troops 48 hours and its paratroops 10 hours to reach India's capital if war broke out,” a Chinese State television channel boldly proclaimed.

    This is not the first time China has tried to use rhetoric as a deterrence strategy but it comes as probably the first one that is so specific. Interestingly, this also comes on the back of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s pointed comment on honing India’s Cold Start strategy for Pakistan.

    Does the Chinese state TV’s statement come as nothing more than a deterrence tool, or are the claims viable?

    ‘A Ridiculous Remark Made Without Any Practicality’

    Experts and retired army officers were quick to rubbish this as illogical rhetoric, and questioned the logistics of the provocative claim. The ill-thought-out remark shows the level of understanding of the people who’ve made it, says retired colonel Rohit Agarwal. Speaking to The Quint, he breaks the comment down and analyses its impracticality.

    For motorised troops to infiltrate the mountainous terrain of the north-eastern border of India and advance further inside is not possible, he says.

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    If you’re talking about motorised troops, you need to first look at the terrain. Where will those troops come from? All of our north-eastern border is mountainous, so, even if they plan on using that route for their troops, how far can they advance?
    - Rohit Agarwal, Retired Colonel, Indian Army
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    As far as the paratroops are concerned, anyone can drop paratroops anywhere, says a former Indian army commander to The Quint. Putting the situation in perspective, he said:

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    If it takes their paratroops 10 hours to reach Delhi then theoretically it will take even our paratroops the same time to reach Beijing.
    - Rohit Agarwal, Retired Colonel, Indian Army
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    Agarwal explains that depending on the flying time, and the time taken to prepare, why just 10 hours? One can drop paratroopers anywhere anytime, but what thereafter? What possibilities will they have after landing in foreign territory? Will it be a clandestine operation? If so, what will it lead to? It would then be a full-scale escalation, he added.

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    You can drop paratroopers in Delhi as and when you like, but what will they do once they reach the ground? So, I think it’s just rhetoric.
    - Rohit Agarwal, Retired Colonel, Indian Army
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    Agarwal says it’s difficult to discern what might have prompted the state channel to issue the remark. But China is always looking to send messages and threats to India or even United States, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (ret’d).

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    This claim is beyond ridiculous. It’s saying their motorised troops will reach Delhi in 48 hours – how will they cross the Himalayas?
    - Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (ret’d)
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    Further, a former Army commander explains that notwithstanding all the disputes India has with China and Pakistan, the chances of a war are extremely low.

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    This is nothing but a figment of imagination of the television channel and a matter of who they’re quoting and how. It’s just imaginations running wild and typical punchline reporting by the state channel.
    - Former Army Commander
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    The Chinese state TV’s comment comes without context and, seeing the experts’ views, is being interpreted as mere rhetoric – thus negating any deterrence effect it may have sought to achieve.


    Link : http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=249932
     
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  2. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Lol sounds like something the Pak media would fantasise over, there is not a chance in hell the Chinese could push more than a few dozen km into Indian before being shredded. India's offensive posture is pretty pathetic but its ability to defend every inch of its territory is not in doubt.
     
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    A_poster Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Dude, consult a map. A relief map at that, and you would understand that in that terrain Chinese could not even capture their panties.
     
  4. The BrOkEn HeArT

    The BrOkEn HeArT 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I think Chinese should care about Shanghai rather than giving ridiculous statement. India is enough strong to take care inexperienced Chinese army.
     
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    Bregs Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Yeah why not china is super duper power now and India is Afghanistan ? looks like there Chinese motorized divisions are airborne
     
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    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I really think these guys were super high when they gave this statement. Excellent variety of weed supplied by Pak may be :p
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    What is a fact though is the IA can split present day Pakistan into two in 48 hours.
     
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    Did USA just sold them Patton tanks? Seems like Pakistan of 65 ready to get some good spanking!


    Get well soon Chinese, I thought you will colonize Pakistan but it seems like a reverse effect, your IQ level is brought down by Pakistan's friendship.
     
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    The Chinese reaction to Indian countermeasures was " stirred but not shaken " now it reads " stirred and shaken ".
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yeah they can reach Delhi in Two days( IN THEIR DREAMS).
     
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    Well, I just wish that people dreaming this are those who plan Chinese military tactics. Trying to run tanks in world's highest mountain range and come unsupported in transport aircrafts would cause such a slaughter of Chinese that their government would fall, and they would become docile for a century to come.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    those tanker aircraft's would be a nice little target practice for our air defense missiles and guns.
     
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    neil_diablos Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Of course they can reach Delhi in 48 hours! They will leap over the tiny hilltop called the Himalayas and jog over to Shimla from where they will hitch a ride to Patiala to down a few large pegs. Then they will all book a single autorickshaw (cheapskates) and finally reach the Indian Capital where they will pay Homage to the Martyrs, at India Gate. Then they will go to Haridwar for a quick pilgrimage.

    On the way back, they will do a quick stop over in Sikkim to buy tax free booze, chow down on a few momos and then be on their merry way via Nathula Pass. The BSF and the IA will shed copius amounts of tears to see their chinese bhais leave. Meanwhile Pakistan will suffer from a severe case of heartburn and order cheap peptodismals from the US.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Before they attempt that feat the Himalayas will have to be blown through. Unless they are air dropping the motorized division.

    We will also have to team up to keep the frost and snow off the mountain roads. Not to speak of landslides steep slopes.

    Getting to the LAC is easier on the Tibetan side. But on our side it will be lot of work.
     
  15. defc0n

    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    The only thing that comes to my mind is "sitting ducks" whenever I think about the idea of air dropping the motorized division.
    Who doesn't like "dim sums" :p
     

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