Consider this hypothetical scenario: You are elected PM of India with a solid majority. You have your own party, which is neither Congress nor BJP. Your party consists of millions of grass roots workers as well as kar-sevaks, some of them armed with pistols, swords and other easily available weapons. The nation now looks to you as their leader and treats you as a demi-god (a la Nehru or Gandhi). You have all the opportunity in the world to fix everything that's wrong with the country. What would your plan be? Here's what I would do: Ban all other political parties. Amend the Constitution to declare myself PM and President for an indefinite term. Concentrate all national resources for building up the national economy as well as the strength and capacity of the armed forces. Plan to increase the strength of the army from 1.2m to 12m, with a 60,000 tank mechanized force and 30,000 pcs of artillery within a decade. Increase AF strength to 100 squadrons. Replace most of the Navy's surface fleet with indigenous SSN's and SSBN's. Privatise the DRDO and all other arms research bodies, and force them to come up with indigenous artillery, guns, howitzers, RPG's, and other basic weapons as fast as they can. Secretly accelerate the production of the Agni V and commence design and manufacture of the Surya series of ICBM's to deter potential superpowers from interference. Also massively increase the amount of nukes. At the same time, shed the pacifist pussy image and break all ties with Pakistan. Deny all overflights, ban all types of trade, deny visas to any and all Pakistanis except a minimal amount of diplomatic staff. Start harassing Pakis by playing with the water levels in the dams in Kashmir. Re-instate RAW's covert ops division, and conduct targeted assassinations of Paki armed forces personnel and politicians suspected of having links to terrorist attacks inside India. Invade, occupy and annex Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. These don't have large populations and can be easily controlled. Annexation of Nepal and Bhutan will solve India's "chicken neck" problem, and makes Bangladesh irrelevant for the purposes of connecting the NE. Since a sustained and long-term war effort will depend on having continued access to oil, securing this will be the most important task. Coupled with an increased focus on exploration and exploitation of India's own oil reserves (Rajasthan could contribute up to 40% of India's total oil production by 2014 - Money - DNA), pacts will have to be signed with Iran and Russia to ensure sufficiency. Once these steps have been taken, a gradual build-up of tension on the border with Pakistan will be started. Ratchet up the rhetoric about recovering PoK, and convince the Pakis with action. If terrorists engage in gun battles with armymen across the LoC, crossborder raids will be carried out to eliminate them. In case Paki armed forces open fire, pummel them with thousands of arty pcs and MBRL's. The Pakis must be convinced that India is on the verge of launching an all-out invasion to destroy them completely. When this happens, convene a secret meeting with Pakis where an ultimatum will be served to hand over PoK or face extinction. The Paki Army, seeing the huge difference in relative military strengths will choose survival over extinction. If they do refuse, start preparing for all-out war. Launch a pre-emptive missile strike with 200 nukes targeting the Paki capital, all their major nuke research facilities, storage sites, military cantonments, storage sites and weapons manufacturing facilities. At the same time, mount a massive air raid to destroy all their main air bases and aircraft hangars, while simultaneously blockading Karachi and Gwadar ports. Prepare a three-pronged ground invasion: one towards Karachi, one towards Lahore and one towards Islamabad. The Paki Army will have no time to react. Within a week, Pakiland will be under Indian control. Sindh, PoK, and Balochistan will be annexed. NWFP will be merged with Afghanistan. As for Pakjabiland, it will deserve special treatment. It will be surrounded on 3 sides by India, so Pakjabiland will be made an Indian protectorate (a la West/East Germany), a buffer state between the mad tribes of the Pakhtuns and India. Once this is accomplished, part 2: Mission China (for next time).