I am sure all of us agree that largely our military equipment indicate a defensive doctrine simply because there was no need for us to procure them other wise. Since our independence all of our wars have been in and around sub continental neighbourhood there was no need for India to view on offensive weapons and infrastructure. However given the present governmentâ€™s focus in export oriented economy based on manufacturing, assuming that current and future governments stay on this path there will be a need for raw materials from other countries and continents. As more and more of our dependency on such a kind of economy increases there will be a need to sustain the economy by ensuring supply lines of remain open at any cost. One example of such a military intervention is US role in middle east, I am pretty sure if there was no oil in the middle east united states will care a damn about what happens in middle east. When US government talks about stability in middle east what they are really saying is they want stability of supply of oil from middle east. Agreed that most governments of the world try to avoid war as far as possible military intervention in most cases is always a last option.In other words they would be investing a lot less than what they are doing now. Here comes my dilemma. Incase India requires such a military intervention in the future outside of sub continent, when is the right time to change our doctrine? Considering â€œNecessity is mother of inventionâ€ if we do not have such a policy in place we might have to suffer initial losses both economical and military if indeed such a situation arises. As for me financial losses are acceptable but not loss of lives of our brave soldiers, Money can always be earned a later point in time but loss of life cannot be reversed. Continuing on my hypothetical scenario below a list of things our military will need. Soldierâ€™s military gear needs to be ramped up seriously, current Indian soldierâ€™s standard gear is not designed to prevent loss of life a hundred percent in my opinion. Muti barrel carbine is in the right direction thankfully. letâ€™s hope conversion from INSAS happens faster. Soldiers comm units needs an upgrade, In my opinion every soldier needs a handsfree comm unit. At this point it looks like only some SF have individual comm units not all of them. Machinery for large scale troop mobilisation. I am talking about mobilisation of something like 2 to 3 division within a span of a week or two. Both through Air and sea . Dedicated satellite support for communication and Real time imagery. Lastly as an optional hopefully our soldiers can learn at least one more language other than english like say arabic, mandarin,french and spanish. More military engagements outside of the country thru some sort of coalition engagements. Larger Navy. Although it is clear change in doctrine is not an immediate necessity, That does not mean we need not think in that direction. I have always believed a GOOD Plan always looks for unforeseen contingencies. What say you?