Why? Russia took South Ossetia and Abkhazia. US didn't do shit. You just have to stand up for yourself. If it leads to a shooting war, be prepared and win it.
Not necessarily, but you need to be prepared and not to back down. It is often a game of chicken.
Weak leaders are an integral part of weak power.
I don't see India getting any great concessions from the West. They sign $20 billion in deals with France and gain practically no leverage on us. Now they just become more reliant on nuclear trade.
Is that why India and China work several African plantations and mines? You are the new colonial era.
If India is determined hard or soft by its procurement policy, I am again going to have to say soft.
Nobody talks about Kashmir because people don't want to upset everything, not just India but Pakistan and China.
US doesn't care if China aids Pakistan... why would they? It is obvious why India cares about both aiding Pakistan and they don't do anything about it even though they have great economic clout to do so. That is again why India is soft.
If you have to send PoK and LoC forces back to where they came from, so be it. Let India stand strong over her own interests.