The Cold Start decrease the time taken to launch operations i.e. a near zero mobilisation period. It took immense time in Op Parikrama to mobilise where upon Pakistan got enough time to nudge the US and others to dissuade India. Now, with this Doctrine in place, the initiative will with India and India can make a deep enough thrust and yet not cross the nuclear threshold. It will be a wonder if it has to do with striking terror camps with the SF since mechanised columns cannot operate in mountainous terrain. What the US is doing at will in NWFP against the Taliban is the answer for terror camps! Bigger Bang for the Buck!