- Jan 21, 2021
It would be interesting to see what would a possible Indo-Pak war would be like.Attrition war (skirmishes) like 2019 are the only thing they can afford and are good for them as it helps to fool local audiences.
A proper war will be short lived like 1971 given limited resources of Pakistan. Their navy already doesn't stand a chance and it will take 4 days to 1 week for India to hunt down PAF and capture Pakistani aerospace rendering Pakistani army useless. And what if I account that they don't even have sufficient armament and fuel for fighting beyond few days?
There is a reason that they avoided war in 2019 even though India was openly challenging them like a warmongerer without any care about "image". They rather were writing letters to "world powers" (P5 countries) to "play their role" (bachao).
It seems likely, imo, that if Russia invades Ukraine's Eastern parts in the next few weeks, China could use it as an opportunity to attack Taiwan. This would be an opportunity for India to take over PoK. Do remember that this is a very simplistic view, and I will read more about this tomorrow. But the possibility of such a thing would be interesting.
P.S. Wasn't there an Indo-Pak war game simulation thread some time back? Would be interesting if it's revived...