Go for a massive bombing raid on pakistan and level up all millitary and comunication installation & block port of karachi this have to be done in between 2-3 days then concentrate on china ,in this sector our air defence capabillity on easter front have to be upgraded then try to block their sea lane to cut their oil supply,thus force them to declare ceasefire.
The real question is whether China would want to get involve in a war for Pakistan surely not unless India is suffering terribly then Chinese would step in to give the last blow.Furthermore China seems to forget it has a potential Islamic insurgency with Uighur as everyone knows our neighbour is the epicentre for terrorist activities i believe China must not be blinded by so called "short-term gains"..
The real thing for China would be a strong Pakistan which can keep India distracted while it races to the top of the world..
China, like any other country, will care first and foremost about our own strategic interests. That means access to Gwadar, pipelines from the Middle East, Karakorum highway, Xinjiang border issues, etc. If India took away PoK, then that would be a serious blow, since we would no longer have a land-link to Pakistan (and thus would be cut off from Gwadar).
China will also have an interest in "saving face"... it would look bad if we allowed an ally to take TOO much of a beating, without helping out. Back in 1971, we were not strong, and India waited till Winter before they attacked (to prevent us from crossing over). So we had a good excuse that time. China in 2011 though, the expectations would be higher.
Where the red lines are, no one really knows. But we can make some good guesses.
Last edited by Yan Luo Wang; 25-05-11 at 10:50 AM.
The fact is that after 1962 and then once pakistan has given away Aksai Chin to China illegally, IA always prepared for two front war, so there is nothing awful about that. This situation has been gamed by security establishment. In 1967 when Chinese tried to be smart, they got kicked around, again in 1987. The only question is, do China and pakistan have the will to fight to geather against us, or both are happy with some coward terrorist attacks. India is taking the blows from quite some time, once the patience gives away, then all bets are off.
There is a misconception that Indian government hasnt done enough against china strategically.
1> for every inch of gas and oil field china got in africa india invested back and acquired.
2> FTA with asean and chinese are vulnerable there so the rush for pakistani port.
3> For every step china takes , india does enough to deter it its a new cold game .
The problem is this IN a COMMUNIST nation If you HAVE 2 Mangoes they count and propagate it as 10 ( i know this myself , see my flag i lived in a communist nation myself )
but in a democratic setup if u have 2 mangoes , you are projected as having .5 because the rest 1.5 is analysed as incompetent.