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India preparing for a possible two-front war with Pakistan, China: Blue Book

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India continues to view Pakistan as the "real threat" even though it is adjusting its military strategy to include the possibility of a limited two-front war with both Pakistan and China, the first Blue Book on India published by a Chinese think tank said.
    Pakistan is India's main "real threat" to maintain a high degree of vigilance and preparedness, the summary of the Blue Book released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, (CASS) said.

    The report says Indian military deployment on land is mainly fixated against Pakistan but in recent times, it is also being adjusted for both China and Pakistan.

    The book in Chinese language, the first ever on India, said, New Delhi is focusing to deal with limited war with China and Pakistan at the same time.

    It spoke of large increase in troops at the borders and upgradation of border forces with new weapons and equipment.

    The report spoke about India's maritime military deployment in recent years, the prime cause of China's worry as it regards India's fast expanding blue water navy as a major threat.

    The book, which speaks of India's efforts in the past to strengthen its maritime military strength in the East, specially mentioned Indian Navy's Eastern Naval Command and its bases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    It also spoke of increase in Indian defence budget with the rapid growth of the Indian economy making it the biggest buyer of the international arms.

    About India's policy towards neighbours, it said New Delhi continued to pursue the "Gujral Doctrine" on neighbouring countries to provide unilateral assistance, enhancing mutual trust and cooperation with the neighbouring countries of South Asia, while continuing to push forward the peace process with Pakistan.

    India also established a strategic partnership with Afghanistan while developing relations with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, it said.

    The book also mentioned India's bid for the permanent membership of the UN Security Council in association with Germany, Japan and Brazil besides India's Look East Policy improving relations with Japan, Vietnam, Australia in the backdrop of US' Asia Pacific push.

    While cautioning the Chinese establishment against underestimating India's "great potential" for development in future, it has highlighted the recent corruption scandals which has damaged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.

    However, the book praised India's progress saying that it has achieved remarkable progress.

    Since the implementation of a comprehensive economic reform in 1991, India's economic development has made remarkable achievements with accelerated economic growth improving the comprehensive economic strength resulting in "India's rise".

    Noting the campaigns like "Incredible India", "world office", it said India remained one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

    But at the same time, India faced many contradictions in its aura of high-growth which include the problem of poverty, uneven development, irrational industrial structure, the high fiscal deficit, it said.

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  2. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Yeah good that the Chinese are taking note of our power. :taz:
     
  3. kumar2310s

    kumar2310s 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    We should not sit relaxed. A lot of work still needs to be done by India. Greater delegation of power to Defence forces should be done by Defence Ministry. Please note that Defence Minister or his staff are mostly civilians and with no military experience. Strategic decisions should best be left to Armed forces. What worries me is the lack of Infrastructure for large scale production which once setup will get shit out of chinese. My vision is to see a large assembly line of 1000 Aircrafts, 1000 Arjun MBT, 1000 Missiles, Large number of Naval Vessels and Subs per year. Why pay high price to foreign firms when you can invest the same on developing our own infrastructure. Once we have the infrastructure, even the foreign firms can use it on lease with limited transfers to India.
     
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    they are just talking who knows what other reports they may publsih but glad they know we are there too
     
  5. Foxtrot

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    We r right now absolutely underprepared for war with even a single nation.......that is what happens if u have a corrupt govt. at the center.
     
  6. S K Mittal

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    Indians should have to keep prepare themselves for every possible situation.
     
  7. S K Mittal

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    India have become enough strong that it can fought it's war on it's own. In 2013 India doesn't require any Indo-soviet treaty of 1971.
     
  8. S K Mittal

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    welcome to IDF mate.
     
  9. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Bluebooks, Whitepapers...the names are interesting. :mrgreen:

    I think we will be fully ready for a two front war only after 2018 or so, until then we can fight with one of them while keeping the other at bay.
     
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    India's Red Book on China has only one page with the word T*H*R*E*A*T.
     
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    This is true. Earlier in 1970's and 80's we could not think of life without Soviet support. Now India is self sufficient and has been developing technology indigenously and we have matured to that level that we can sell Tanks, LCA, LCH to other smaller countries. All we need is to increase the production at a War scale and show the numbers to Pak and China so that they dont take any panga with India. We wish Pak and China live their lives peacefully at the same time, they should not also disturb peace in India and no intrusion is acceptable from anyone. Forget the Bully from any country. Slowly Govt is waking to the need of indegenous production of defence hardware in all possible ways. But i still feel a greater millitary alliance with Japan, Korea, Phillipines, Taiwan and the US is required. Such type of Treaty should be formed that attack on one nation be treated as attack on all.

    Further as china is setting up ports in BD, Srilanka, Maldives, we should also speak with Srilanka and Maldives and get an island to set up our port in Maldives and Srilanka. I believe once our Defense Minister and foreign minister speak to srilanka and Maldives, they will agree to provide India a port in the name of good neighborly relations. This will keep a check on the designs of China in our surrounding regions. If China wants to circle India, India can also join with its enemies world over and can circle china.
     
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    Guys can we stick to the topic of this discussion? The tension is at the borders, it should not interfere in the healthy discussion here. I believe in the coming time we dont have to fight actual war, but be prepared.

    “Powerful enemies must be out-fought and out-produced,” President Franklin Roosevelt told Congress and his countrymen less than a month after Pearl Harbor. “It is not enough to turn out just a few more planes, a few more tanks, a few more guns, a few more ships than can be turned out by our enemies,” he said. “We must out-produce them overwhelmingly, so that there can be no question of our ability to provide a crushing superiority of equipment in any theatre of the world war.” (source: THE WAR . At Home . War Production | PBS)

    As this quote says, we have to out-produce the enemy overwhlemingly, so that there can be no question of our ability to provide a crushing superiority of equipment in any theatre of the Indo-China+Pak war
     
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    This is totally a exaggeration, till now we can't manage a two front war at a time.
     
  14. Gessler

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    Depends on the intensity of the conflict.
     
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    Intensity? When it will be on two front- It always be high.
     
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