Indian Army preparing for 'limited conflict' with China: US

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    Indian Army preparing for 'limited conflict' with China: US

    Indian Army preparing for 'limited conflict' with China: US - Indian Express

    Noting that India is increasingly getting concerned about China's posture on its border, a top US intelligence official today said that the Indian Army is strengthening itself for a "limited conflict" with China.

    "Despite public statements intended to downplay tensions between India and China, we judge that India is increasingly concerned about China's posture along their disputed border and Beijing's perceived aggressive posture in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in his prepared testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

    "The Indian Army believes a major Sino-Indian conflict is not imminent, but the Indian military is strengthening its forces in preparation to fight a limited conflict along the disputed border, and is working to balance Chinese power projection in the Indian Ocean," he said.

    India, Clapper said, has expressed support for a strong US military posture in East Asia and US engagement in Asia. He said China in 2011 appeared to temper the assertive behaviour that characterised its foreign policy the year before, but the internal and external drivers of that behaviour persist.

    "Moreover, although Chinese leaders have affirmed their commitment to a peaceful and pragmatic foreign policy – and especially to stable relations with China's neighbours and the rest of the world – Beijing may take actions contrary to that goal if it perceives that China's sovereignty or national security is being seriously challenged," he said.

    Many of Beijing's military capability goals have now been realised, resulting in impressive military might.

    Other goals remain longer term, but the Chinese army is receiving the funding and political support to transform it into a fully modern force, capable of sustained operations in Asia and beyond, he said.
     
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    The Indian Armed Forces are not preparing for a 'limited' armed conflict with China.

    The Indian Armed Forces are preparing to take on a 'limited' armed conflict if it is thrust on India by China.

    Lots of difference in the two preparations!!
     
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    Indian Army preparing for limited conflict with China: US intel chief

    WASHINGTON: Noting that India is increasingly getting concerned about China's posture on its border, a top US intelligence official on Wednesday said that the Indian Army is strengthening itself for a "limited conflict" with China.

    "Despite public statements intended to downplay tensions between India and China, we judge that India is increasingly concerned about China's posture along their disputed border and Beijing's perceived aggressive posture in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region," director of national intelligence James Clapper said in his prepared testimony before the Senate Select Committee on intelligence.

    "The Indian Army believes a major Sino-Indian conflict is not imminent, but the Indian military is strengthening its forces in preparation to fight a limited conflict along the disputed border, and is working to balance Chinese power projection in the Indian Ocean," he said.

    India, Clapper said, has expressed support for a strong US military posture in East Asia and US engagement in Asia. He said China in 2011 appeared to temper the assertive behavior that characterised its foreign policy the year before, but the internal and external drivers of that behavior persist.

    "Moreover, although Chinese leaders have affirmed their commitment to a peaceful and pragmatic foreign policy - and especially to stable relations with China's neighbours and the rest of the world - Beijing may take actions contrary to that goal if it perceives that China's sovereignty or national security is being seriously challenged," he said.

    Many of Beijing's military capability goals have now been realised, resulting in impressive military might.

    Other goals remain longer term, but the Chinese army is receiving the funding and political support to transform it into a fully modern force, capable of sustained operations in Asia and beyond, he said.

    The Times of India on Mobile
     
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    This is exactly what the US wishes for。
     
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    Limited border conflict is very much likely in coming days, just wait for this border-talks to get over.
     
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    The US is calling wihat it is seeing and understanding. India has raised mountain divisions, there will be a strike corps too, light howitzers, front line warplanes being stationed to face the Chinese. India like any other country that borders either by land or water is concerned over Chinese policies when it comes to territory. India already has a bad experience of 62. There is nothing that comes from the Chinese that would comfort anyone to think China has any peaceful intentions.
     
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    Indian army is preparing itself for any eventuality on the borders..does not mean that we are raring for a fight.
     
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    US is not saying anything new and wants to create more reasons to get inside Asia... and TOI is always looking for sensations.
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    Better be prepared than caught by surprise is the current position of India which is right... below is some preparation done by India but it's not enough since it's still in 1:3 ratio with China.
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    -Total of 120,000 troops (though China has 3 times)
    -Two mountain divisions
    -More military hardware
    -Brahmos deployed
    -2 Sukhoi squardons
    -Extra 90,000 troops to be inducted in next 5 years.
     
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    It may not remain limited if they ask their Dog to attack us from the other side...We must ask Israel, Vietnam and Russia to come into picture to play a role in that case.
     
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    Maybe IA Mountain Divisions could have cooperative training with the Bundeswehr Gebirgsjäger.

    Gebirgsjäger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Control over border areas in dispute will have to be resolved, either by talks or guns.
     
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    Isn't there another thread with the same news already existing?
     
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    There are similar threads every now and then.
     
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    chinis cant fight on equal footing.
     
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    I think the planners in the MoD already have contingency plans for a possible conflict with Pakistan and PRC simultaneously.
     
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    MOD plans nothing excepting in how to be a handicap.

    The Contingencies are all of the Armed Forces.

    The MOD does not even have a Strategic Plan based on realtime geopolitics!

    If they possessed even an iota of sense, they would not have taken so long for the air force deal. They have not as yet been able to organise the artillery requirement or any other requirement!

    They have gone for India China conference and got surprised with the ridiculous demand of China to have a barter over the so called disputed areas.

    At best, they are wimps!
     
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    The Indian Army is doing what every rational entity does, prepare for the eventuality. Nowadays, sensationalism is a 'hot and happening' thing with the media. So the fact that the Chinese have superior numbers is being blown out of proportion by the some anti-national elements. War is rarely fought on a one-to-one basis. If the world wars and other wars in history have taught us anything, it is this.
    1 Invasions never succeed.(Russian Empire-Napoleon, USSR-Hitler, Afghanistan-USSR/USA, Vietnam-USA and many other instances)
    2 The numbers may be stacked against you, but that doesn't guarantee either success or failure. (USSR before Stalingrad, USSR/Red Army after Stalingrad)
    3 No one knows the terrain better than the natives.(Insurgents in Af)
    4 You may have the best technology in the world, but that doesn't guarantee your success either. (Insurgents in Af against NATO, Germans against Soviets)
    5 An atheist force is unlikely to conquer a God-fearing, Faithful force. (The belief that God is on your side is an extremely empowering thought for even the weakest entities)
    6 Tactics matter, War is not fought on brute force alone. (Otherwise we would have got a victory against all militants in the world with a single decisive campaign)
     
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    What a fantastic post.
     
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