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Indian Army prepared for a two-and-a-half front war: Army Chief

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  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indian Army prepared for a two-and-a-half front war: Army Chief

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    • General Bipin Rawat said that Army is ready for two-and-a-half front war.
    • In other words, Army is ready for a war with China, Pakistan and on internal front simultaneously.
    • Rawat also said that a new strike corps, 17 Strike Corps, is being raised specifically for mountain warfare
    NEW DELHI: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, in an interaction with ANI, said that the Indian Army is well-prepared to face external, as well as internal threats to the country. Speaking to ANI, General Bipin Rawat said, "Indian Army is fully ready for a two-and-a-half front(China, Pakistan and internal security requirements simultaneously) war".

    The Army Chief added that even though India is ready for a multi-front war, there are effective mechanisms available to defuse an adverse situation. "Even the PM has stated that for the last forty years not even a single bullet has been fired on the Indo-China border," said General Rawat.

    In a freewheeling conversation with ANI, General Rawat also informed that a new strike corps, 17 Strike Corps, is being raised specifically for mountain warfare. On asking about the delay in its raising, the Army Chief said a process as complex as this takes time. He said, "It is being raised from scratch. The recruitments are on. As it is, to prepare an Army soldier it takes about three years from recruitment process to training and then orienting and finally their deployment."

    General Rawat went on to discuss modernization plans of the Army, saying that the government is aware of our all needs and is supporting us in every manner. "Make in India is a good initiative, it will give results in two to three years," said General Rawat.

    General Rawat added that all armies across the world maintain an inventory in the ratio of the 30:40:30. Here 30 percent equipment is state of the art technology, 40 percent is undergoing modernization and the rest 30 percent is obsolete, which requires an upgrade.

    General Bipin Rawat concluded by saying that the Indian Army's preparations are not against any specific country.
    http://m.timesofindia.com/india/ind...front-war-army-chief/articleshow/59048582.cms
     
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    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    That being said, in case China sets up a base in Pakistan which is being speculated, IA will have a very tough job at hand.
    Despite the fact that no bullets have been fired at Indochina border for 40 years, it will start very soon if Indian goes on the offensive against Pakistan.
     
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  3. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India has lost the game with Pakistan forever now with much powerful China (economically & militarily) in picture.

    Gen. Sundarji was right on dot when in 1987 he wanted to finish Pakistan, right after Brasstacks exercise which was held during november 1986 to march 1987 and Israel Airforce was to destroy Kahuta Nuclear plant just before fuel pellets being loaded. The entire operation was scuttled by Rajiv Gandhi after his visit to China a first by Indian pm in 25 years.
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    +100.

    Anyone dreaming about "defeating" Pakistan or "taking back" Kashmir is fooling themselves.
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    "defeating Pakistan" means differnt things for different people. but as of now, I am very happy - Pakistan has lost a good bit of its economy to China and its autonomy to USA (drone strikes).. in future - it will be even highly dependent on a "kafir" china economically. I want to see what happens when their Mullahs are dictated not to disrupt stuff on CPEC on occasion of Ramadan or friday prayers or whatever.
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Any sort of Pakistani defeat is out of question. They are a protectorate of the second largest economy in the world. Both nuclear powers. There is no defeating anymore.

    Money is the new language and religion. World over.
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    seriously? it was the same when Pakistan was in the US camp.

    nothing stays permanent in international relations.

    dont forget - there is also the Saudi factor where they are constantly asking Pakistan to pick sides between KSA/Iran etc.
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    :disagree:


    CPEC is an expesive undertaking. Share the scenarios where Chinese will be willing to give up that investment. Also, share the scenario in which you see GB and AK back in India. And do you see Aksai also back?
     
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    Bloom 17 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    You don't have to defeat Pakistan militarily to defeat Pakistan. What's step two after occupying Pakistan? It would turn into another shit hole (worse that the one it already is). You just need to keep bashing them and keep the tension high for next 50years while we ourself grow.
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    1) Mullahs figuring out that chnese business interests will trample on their religious beliefs if they have to
    2) corruption that leads to infighting between competing local gangs/politicians for the hold of money spinning ventures
    3) CPEC not producing enough revenue for Pakistan (it will definitely produce enough for China for sure) but draining Pakistan's coffers in order to pay the interests
    4) China opening up their overseas army installations and brining "pakistan's autonomy" in question repeatedly.
    5) local industries in Pakistan getting totally decimated

    china will not withdraw from CPEC. but Pakistan has been a very bad "ally" through its history.

    just as I was typing this:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-china-islamic-state-idUSKBN18Z20O?il=0

    ISIS killed 2 chinese businessmen in Pakistan
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    1. As with any religious factions, Money and power suffice to pacify leaders. Then they will peddle sermons saying we are doing things for you. Happening in India with cow terrorism.
    2. This is been happening in Pakistan from the beginning
    3. CPEC is not about revenue for Pakistan. It is about protection from India.
    4. Refer 2
    5. What Industries are there to start with? Already their cotton/textile are being overrun by Chinese. That is a big enough industry there.
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    1) we differ in this opinion
    2) if the fight happens between Pakistani vs Chinese.. for control of corrupt money, things will get rosy pretty quickly :p
    3) as much protection as Pakistan wants from India, (like eating grass for Nukes), when Pakistan really gets bankrupt, protection means nothing - we will see how it goes
    4) refer 2


    again, you are showing lots of optimism of friendship between china and Pakistan. Its not a bad thing to have a stable pakistan. But Pakistan's history as an ally has been pretty shaky.
     
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    The BrOkEn HeArT 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Great motivational statement by Army chief but still long way to go.
     
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    Don't worry, the time for the De Nuclearization of Pakistan is coming soon, and when there will be no country called Pakistan, there won't be any need to defeat Pakistan. And who told you that we will invade Pakistan, actually it is the Pakistan who is killing itself, and the ideology that a religion can define a country is long bursted in 71 and only thing they are left is the lollypop to the Pakistani Awaam that India want to distroy Pakistan.
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Glad you say that. I agree that sanghis with their cow terrorism is tearing the fabric of India.
     
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