What is the guarantee for NFU. And who can encash it.Are you saying that China/India despite declaring NFU can go for the first strike??. Ideally there is nothing stopping them doing so, but that will create ambiguity when you fight a war which will create misunderstanding and might lead to unintended consequences. But under what circumstances they would do this?, something that has to be ponder over.
About circumstances, sir if future was pridictable then there would be no fights. No. This argurment fails from the start. Idea is to prepare for the worse while keeping things open and above board, right ....... wrong. Fear changes the equation.
See it cannot be a matter of either this being right or only that being right. All the Life, which is infinite lies in between. But the human tendency is to keep looking for a way out and that is why humans are fearful. No other way, no fear.But if as a nation you want to be taken seriously by other countries and world at large, it is better to abide by rules especially when you make your own rules.
Chinese supplied half the world with Nukes after signing NPT, what happened to them. They go on to threaten US. OoE gave the instance himself. And Chinese were not afraid of totality. OoE says so himself.
Point is what do you do when the other guy wants to cross the threshold, well giving him a Pyrrhic's victory is one thing you can do (out of many other that is possible)
OoE was suggesting Surrender too. That is too. But after Indian surrender I will send my baby to US (no point living with Indians).