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Pakistan unable to match India - Economically & Militarily

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Manmohan Yadav, Sep 30, 2013.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    With Pakistan unable to match India's economic and military might, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the defence budgets of Pakistan and India should be in line with their capacities and if a dialogue between the two countries is held, resources can be better spent on the poor.

    Both India and Pakistan, he said, were spending huge amounts on defence whereas this amount could be spent on the development of the social sector. He said that there was an arms race between both the countries. "If India purchases arms, Pakistan will be compelled to do so," the prime minister said in an interview to a private TV channel here on Saturday.

    In a desperate move to convince India to tone down its hi-tech defence acquisitions worth billions of dollars which has in the past decade heavily tilted the military balance of power in India's favour, the Pakistani Prime Minister has realised that his country cannot match India 'economically and militarily'.

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    Pakistan cannot afford a war even with Nepal or Bhutan (for argument's sake), leave alone India. Its actual foreign exchange reserves have fallen to just about ten billion dollars which are not enough even for one month's imports. According to international norms, a nation state should consider itself in the comfort zone only when it has enough foreign exchange reserves for at least three month's imports. In contrast, India’s foreign exchange reserves are a healthy $ 292 billion as of 31 May, 2013.

    What bothers Pakistan even more is that inspite of the United States openly calling Pakistan an ally on the war on terror, it cuddles up to India and declares joint production and co-development of sophisticated weapons which only the closest US allies have the privilege.

    The Pakistani PM said at present, the situation in Pakistan, India and the entire region was not satisfactory owing to an arms race and a major shift in the balance of power towards India.

    “Had we spent this money on the social sector, particularly education and health, it would have immensely benefited the nation and the country,†he said. He advised that Pakistan and India should not intervene in each other’s internal matters.

    Prime Minister Nawaz said his statement on the Kashmir issue is based on historic facts and stressed that the United Nations should honour its own resolution.

    “What I have said is a factual truth. I have tried to remind the United Nations that it should implement the resolution passed by its Security Council,†the prime minister said, referring to his statement in the UN’s General Assembly.

    To a question, Nawaz Sharif said he would try to bridge the distances with India during his upcoming meeting with his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of UNGA in New York.

    He said that Islamabad not only wanted strong relations with New Delhi but was willing to address all the issues including Kashmir through dialogue. “I feel proud because I was the only person who brought both countries close and ex-Indian premier Attal Bihari Vajpayee visited Pakistan and we want to start peace process from the point where it was disconnected,†he added.

    Nawaz said that he repeatedly raised the Kashmir issue during the elections and after taking oath as the prime minister, adding that he had said if he was elected as premier, he would extend a hand of friendship to India.

    “The masses, accepting the PML-N stance, have given me a clear mandate to enhance cooperation with India,†Nawaz said, adding that the masses had supported the PML-N policy on Kashmir.

    He declared the Siachen is also an important issue between the two countries, adding that in the modern era it was difficult to understand that the forces should sit on a 22,000 feet height and “I want to resolve this issue alongside the Sir Creek issue as wellâ€.

    The prime minister said the government was committed to eradicate terrorism in the country and warned that force could be used in this regard if necessary.

    About his meeting with the US President Barack Obama in October at the White House, he said efforts would be made to remove the misunderstandings between the two countries.
     
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  2. Foxtrot

    Foxtrot Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    lolzz........ :rofl:
     
  3. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    stop funding terrorism loser sharif :dude:
     
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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    :haha:
     
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    What Pakistan really cannot afford to do, is to give the people of GB/PoK they're rights.
     
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    AccessDenied Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    This is an organic reaction of Pakistani establishment to desperately maintain the India-pak hyphenation. Lame as $hit.:dude:
     
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    mr. nawaz sharif is the prime minister of Pakistan - he can decide the course of pakistan and its actions - pl stop preaching us what we should do and where we should focus we know it very well.

    As regards siachin, if pakistan feels that troops should not be there then go ahead withdraw them, who is stopping you from these actions, we will decide what to do ourselves

    As far as spending money on arms is concerned - i feel india has lost much more valuable commodity than money i. time - time on peace talks with pakistan - I feel india has wasted more time in useless talks with pakistan -if the amount time spent with pakistan on talks and preparations for talks by the prime minister, foreign minister the ministries etc - if that much amount of time would have been spent on other matters it would have shown more results and been useful to india.
     
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  9. S K Mittal

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    IIf you keep nukes aside then pak have nothing to show in comparison to India.
     
  10. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Must be heartbreaking for Pakistan as they always want the same treatment which India receives from other countries!!

    If India signs nuclear deal with US then Pakistan also want one, if Australia agrees to sell Uranium to India, Pakistan also wants the same treatment. This is due to Pakistan's flawed logic that they're equal to India.

    Now Pakistan has understood that they can't match India's military, this is the reason behind the recent statement on stopping nuclear arms race. If Pakistan want to match India economically and militarily they should first stop funding the terrorists that are now destroying Pakistan itself & should take steps to put their economy back on high growth path...else it's gonna be very very difficult for Pakistan.
     
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    Maintaining Parity is something Pak is learning in a hard way. It is upto to them to keep up or leave it. There is no point is making lame statements like should maintain arms race and al the crap. India's military acquisitions are Chinese centric and it has nothing to do with Pakistan.
     
  12. The Drdo Guy

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    INDIA'S GDP=$1.85 TRILLION__________PAKISTAN'S GDP=$210.22 BILLION_____it's like a penny before few hundread dollars...This is what which makes pakistan worried..........DEHATI AURAT SAHARI BABU SE JADA DHANI HAI..
     
  13. vstol jockey

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    India shud now engage pak in a nuke arms race with better pak specific missiles. They do not have money to buy conventional weapons as they tried to match India with nuke weapons. Now their conventional weapons are so old that they need to replace all of them or they will run out of conventional weapons. In such a situation, we must ensure that they are not able to divert their resources to build the conventional capability. For that we must now press them on nuke weapons. The cost of making a nuke bomb is low but maintaining and preserving them safely with proper security is very high. As per one estimate, the special division deployed to protect pak nukes has a budget more than that of a strike corps of pak army.
    This is the way to hit them.
     
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  14. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    guys the logic which we apply to india pakistan arms race the same logic and arguments do apply to india china arms race - unless we get our economic act together fast
     
  15. layman

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    THere is no Arms race between India and China, And India is not Splashing on Offensive weapons more than defensive weapons. The moment India starts splashing on offensive more than defensive then we can say India is in a Race.
     
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