It's a lost game broNobody intends to squarely defeat us... just humiliate & Shake enough to remove assertive & ambitious Modi from power... by turning the public opinion against him through a debacle in the battlefield which can't be covered up by PR
& Modi is fully responsible... he has bought it on himself by hijacking all decision making powers of MoD in PMO... most procurements that have happened in past 8 yrs are piecemeal.
(Remember all those satellite imagery pouring after Galwan by western journalists. Who was funding them to buy those $25000 worth pics? USA)
2 critical areas where we have seen shameless procurement delays in past 2 decades are Submarines & Fighter jets... & it has been in critical state since then.
Next yr when the borders heat up & it will heat up(100% guaranteed)... When both China & Pak move in to give a taste to Modi to mould Indian public opinion against the BJP govt in a bid to dethrone them from power in 2024... US, PAK & CHINA will be on same page(looks like it)
We have 6-9 months to prepare... & we can't add big items in this time period.
The IAF with its 27 squadrons would be reduced to ensuring that our Ground based forces / installations don't get carpet bombed.
You people might have witnessed in last 1 yr of purchase of hundreds of loitering munitions from different manufacturers, ATGMs... all that happening to fill few holes & create alternative capabilities.
I don't know how... but a blow would come next yr.
In 2019 the Chinese outsourced that Job to Pakis... who almost did it with Pulwama & swift retort... PR & faith saved Modi.
This time Chinese will enter the fray... so Chinese & Pakis externally... & US with its NGO's internally are on line to ouster Modi.
Hope atleast all the small arms are stocked in numbers ex: Sniper rifles, MANPADS, SDRs for ground troops, guided shells etc.
I see the same script getting repeated...
A pulwama like attack... (what would be different? Trump isn't in white house) It would be followed by diplomatic pressure from US & Military pressure from China to force us not to retaliate like the Pre-2014 days...
& if we do... both China & Pak drawing us in a war... & US pulling its hands bcoz of our irresponsible behavior. (Certain astrologers have also said that India will face problems in procuring military equipment in 2023... for this I couldn't draw any other scenario)
Everyone needs a Subservient India... which is only known for being a big Market... nothing more.
(Before laughing on my post... come with a convincing counter to it)
Neither fighter nor modern artillery nor missiles could be procured plus we don't have mic to manage this critical situation
All we have is huge manpower which can be used to gain some advantage or territory but not victory or upper hand
God save us
Not gonna post further on this topic to maintain the peace and quality of the forum