'Army able to launch faster response against Pakistan'

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  1. bhramos

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    Army chief, General V K Singh, on Thursday strongly defended the Indian Army’s performance over last year, but chose to keep mum when it came to questions about his date of birth that has currently become a matter of raging controversy.

    Addressing a press conference here, Gen Singh asserted that a standoff it had with the defence ministry has “not impacted my vision for the army”. He highlighted the army’s achievements, making a mention of the eight officers and 57 soldiers who died in counter-insurgency operations last year.

    Talking to the media in the run-up to Army Day on January 15, Gen Singh declined comment on the ongoing civil-military crisis in Pakistan. However, he outlined the continuing terror threat from the neighbouring country. “There are 42 terrorist camps, some in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, some in other areas”, he noted. They “continue to pump in well-armed, well-trained, foreign and other terrorists” into Jammu and Kashmir.
    In contrast, Gen Singh was notably diplomatic about Beijing, referring to “friendly relations” that invariably adhered to the 1993 Agreement on Peace and Tranquillity between India and China. He glossed over an incident incident in July last year, when a Chinese People’s Liberation Army patrol entered Indian territory at Yangtse near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, and damaged a 200-foot-long wall that Indian soldiers had constructed.

    “We consider it a childish act. It is just like scoring a point, like one child coming and taking away another child’s toy,” he said, referring to this incident that Defence Minister A K Antony later described in Parliament — on December 21.

    Gen Singh came closer than any other government official, while describing the widely speculated Indian warfighting doctrine popularly referred to as “Cold Start”. “There is nothing like Cold Start. But we have a ‘proactive strategy’ which takes steps in a proactive manner so that we can achieve what our doctrines and strategies (demand),” he said.

    This doctrine learns from Operation Parakram, when the military mobilised for war against Pakistan after the terror strike on the Parliament in New Delhi on December 13, 2001.

    After taking weeks to reach its launch pads along the border, India’s military found Pakistan’s forces deployed and ready for battle. The new doctrine allegedly aims at launching attacks without prolonged mobilisation.

    Gen Singh noted that “a lot of changes” had taken place since 2001. “In the next two years, even more changes will take place. We have done studies and made a plan to speed up deployments. We will have some new cantonments, forward locations…and changes in the method of mobilisation. From Parakram, there are a lot of changes. What we did in 15 days, we now do in seven; and will do in three days in the future,” he explained.

    About India’s military relations with Myanmar, Gen Singh said he aimed at assuaging hurt feelings amongst small regional countries about an Indian neglect.

    He said, “Some small countries think we don’t take them along [with us]. I wanted to reassure them that we respect them…no matter how small.”

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    India is in a much better position to maintain strategic surprise and also to negate the advantage Pakistan had in launching operations with initial results because their Cantonments were close to the border and they could mobilise and launch faster!

    Pakistan, as per open sources, having been checkmated in their earlier advantages, is banking on throwing a high density Anti Tank defence as also on tac nukes.
     
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    Army seems to have adopted strategy to deploy quickest response & acquire maximum territory in event of conflict before diplomatic channels open and political leadership call for resolution i.e seize-fire :facepalm:

    Once there is seize-fire or diplomatic dialogue, then Army can't do much & will have to sit back even if we've compromised any piece of Indian soil.
     
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    we have to think in terms of hours and not in days. If Pakistani want to match it up, lets make them bankrupt in the process.
     
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    Why don't we just keep mum and not give PA and the paki govt any chance to galvanize using Indian bogey.
     
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    is not vk singh speaking little more , he is very worry about his dates of birth
     
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    capturing pak territory is not a good move instead of this our army should concentrate on destroying pak defence and terror camps so we can live peacefully at least for a few years.
     
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    Army will have chance to go ahead & capture Pak occupied territory which rightfully belong to India only in the event of another Kargil like situation where aggression is coming from across the border, and no doubt pak defense & PA bases (aka terrorist camps) will be destroyed in that process.
     
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    cold start is not to capturing POK.
     
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    One has to first know if kargil like situation triggers Cold Start or not ?
     
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    Boss my pont is cold start is not a good move.
     
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    Why is that may I ask?
     
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    Maybe it is too cold to start!

    Meaning the political OK remains too cold to kick off!
     
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    Why is that ?

    Armed forces strategic doctrine to protect Indian interests from mischievous neighbors is not good ?
     
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    WHy is our army giving a clarification for those failed loosers??? biggest joke of the day :facepalm:
     
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    I no where see him talking of it in context of Pakistan. However, I'd be more interested in the his plan's confidence and swiftness on Chinese front.
    Pakistan now is only a mad man running naked on the streets. Chine is the neighbor we should watch out for.

    Regards,
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    everything is cool we must capture as much land as possible atleast we will put it to some good use, may I ask whats ur problem with getting our land back please stop this idiocity are u some aman ki asha alien??
     

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