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Indian Army

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AwareMonk , Official account of AwareMonk Sep, 22 2016

What if we go to a war with Pakistan?


But Pakistan has nuclear weapons! What if we don't get international support?

Till when can we see our soldiers dying?



Pranay , Sep, 23 2016


According to me the war will be limited , I do not expect it turning into a full scale battle , but it will be limited to short border conflict, however involvement of short range missile and Fighter Jets from both sides can not be ruled out , and moreover again the geographical location is a hindrance according to me for a prolonged battle between two nations and what TB says , I would like to add that it is not the situation of 1962 , also I do not see any possibility of using nukes by both sides and again for Pakistans involvement, I can not determine on that , however I feel it might be diplomatical effort for going against us, rather going military, it depends on if Civilian Authority gains full control over Army and ISI.

According to me the war will be limited , I do not expect it turning into a full scale battle , but it will be limited to short border conflict, however involvement of short range missile and Fighter Jets from both sides can not be ruled out , and moreover again the geographical location is a hindra


Abhinav Mathur , Nothing Sep, 22 2016


Dear Sir,

I do not disagree that Pakistan needs to be taught a lesson. My only concern is that in retaliation if Pakistan targets either of our Financial/IT hubs (I hope there are not enough sleeper cells to do some damage) then we will need quite a few decades to come back on the growth story (If the conflict does not go nuclear). Honestly bombing a few camps in PoK with mules and illiterate mujahids may be a cheap loss to Pakistan but loosing a simple IT park can have a lot of derogatory consequences

Also Pakistan would be expecting us to walk into the trap of doing something like this as well, I believe you would be a better judge of how and when the response should be, but I believe that they may be prepared now

Warm Regards

Abhinav Mathur

Dear Sir,I do not disagree that Pakistan needs to be taught a lesson. My only concern is that in retaliation if Pakistan targets either of our Financial/IT hubs (I hope there are not enough sleeper cells to do some damage) then we will need quite a few decades to come back on the growth story (If th


Vassal Shergil , Sep, 22 2016


Suppose India does wage war on Pakistan. Considering Pakistan's deteriorating reputation, will there really be any serious international repercussions for India?



Sanchi , Sep, 22 2016


Does support from the USA really count for anything? It seems more like a diplomatic to and fro rather than any concrete anti-terrorism action



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


India is a major state and an emerging world power. It should not look over its shoulders too much, for support from other powers. It is capable of acting on its own to safeguard its vital national interests.


Vivek Vohra , Army Background Sep, 22 2016


The Indian Army's capability to handle Pak on its own has been proved in 65,71 and Kargil.

I have no doubt whatsoever that given another chance it will give Pak a befitting reply to this proxy war that they have been waging on us for the last 2 decades.



Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


Totally agree, if we are a confident power, we should not run for support. Else, our aspiration is just to be a big brother in a continuously hyphenated relationship


Raghav , Sep, 22 2016


Russia has rolled back their military exercise with Pakistan in light of the Uri attacks. What are the implications of such an action?



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


Russia is a tried and tested trend. It has always stood by us. In the 1971 war it had given unprecedented support. We are happy that it has called off this exercise with Pakistan. It is a slap in Pakistan's face.


Vivek Vohra , Army Background Sep, 22 2016


Ours is a tried and tested relationship with Russia


Rahul Gupta , Techie by education, writer by profession, cu Sep, 22 2016


But it was different in 1971, Russia gave us its word. It shares much better relations with China now.


Medha , Sep, 22 2016


What is the reason behind such a strong response from India now? Not to trivialize the lives lost, but wasn't the 26/11 attack far more infuriating?



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


hah! We did not react in 26/11 so are u suggesting we should not react to Pathankot and Uri as well? if we don’t react we will have more of these. The time is now and an attack is fully justified.


Vivek Vohra , Army Background Sep, 22 2016


Totally agree...enough is enough...retaliate with a hard hitting reply .. we can't see our men loosing their lives with their hands tied !


Mohammed Noor , Working on Women, Child, Dalits and Minoritie Sep, 22 2016


yes


sohail , Sep, 22 2016


Pakistan has strongly raised Kashmir issue in UNGA, will the world listen to it?



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


Pakistan has been doing its Kashmir rant for close to 70 years now. The world is sick and tired of this rant. In 2010, UN had taken Jammu & Kashmir off the list of International disputes. India and Pakistan have been told to resolve this bilaterally. All of Nawaz Shareef's rhetorics have fallen flat. On the contrary, two US senators have moved a bill to declare Pakistan, a state sponsor of terror.
Pakistan has been doing its Kashmir rant for close to 70 years now. The world is sick and tired of this rant. In 2010, UN had taken Jammu & Kashmir off the list of International disputes. India and Pakistan have been told to resolve this bilaterally. All of Nawaz Shareef's rhetorics have fallen


Vivek Vohra , Army Background Sep, 22 2016


Enough of bilateral dialogues... it's not going to happen...military option is what is required to remind them of the last two wars they have lost...93000 POWS...and the country divided..


Munish , Sep, 22 2016


Are we stocked in arms and ammunition if at all we initiate the war?



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


In the UPA, there were huge gaps, but these have since been filled up.


Suhani , Sep, 22 2016


We are a big market for China why don't we put pressure on China to end their support to Pakistan to keep using us a market?



praveen , Sep, 22 2016


Some media houses in the country are promoting cutting off cultural exchanges with Pakistan. Is that really a part of the solution?



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


That makes me laugh. There has already been an informal boycott by Shivsena on such contacts, but war is a little more than Kathak and Bharatnatyam. It is time we start thinking of a robust military response.


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


Not enough. They are just feeding the revenge instinct of the masses and stroking it. I hope someone takes responsibility if its left unstilted


Manav garg , Sep, 22 2016


Will cutting trade ties with Pakistan help, if yes, why haven't we done it already



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


We have given the most favoured nation status to Pakistan. We should cut all the trade ties with Pakistan. Pakistan has not done anything to support trade in India. There is a need for a robust action plan.


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


The answer is in your question, it wouldn't help


Pavan , Sep, 22 2016


There are 3 conflicting forces in Pakistan- the terrorists, the army and the government. Will a 'dialogue' with just one party ever lead to anything? Maybe war is the only answer now



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


There is a vast space between low intensity military action and full scale war. We must exercise military options first, if Pakistan is willing to take it to a full scale war then we will. We will take it till it cries uncle.


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


But wash't the best time to strike, within minutes. Now, they seem well prepared. Don't they ?


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


I wish we can measure the mood for war on the Awaremonk app and see how it behaves with time.


aarth dhar , Sep, 22 2016


What if we start a war one one front and China supports Pak and launches an attack on another front



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


China will not like Pakistan to set the agenda as China is engaged in the South China sea, they will not be interested in a war with India. The dog wags the tails, the tail does not wag the dog.


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


Even if it does not launch an attack on India, it would certainly exert maximum pressure on India and support Pakistan


RetardedWriter , Follow me and Kill the suspense. Self Proclai Sep, 22 2016


I heard you on times now debate that you said your thesis has been on Pakistan's nuclear attack, what makes us so sure that war will not turn into a nuclear war from Pakistan's side?



Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


I had done my thesis on limited wars in South Asia against a nuclear back drop and it leads me to a firm conclusion that it will be very much possible for india to wage a conventional war to convince Pakistan for its asymmetric adventurism. The war will be a low intensity conflict war and not a nuclear one. Kargil has shown it is possible.
I had done my thesis on limited wars in South Asia against a nuclear back drop and it leads me to a firm conclusion that it will be very much possible for india to wage a conventional war to convince Pakistan for its asymmetric adventurism. The war will be a low intensity conflict war and not a nucl


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


Wasn't Kargil our response to Pak adverturism ? they had no incentive to intensify it through N. But what about a conflict initiated by India ?


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Sep, 22 2016


Sir - Please tell us candidly based on your vast experience. Can we afford to fight a war ? Or should we just throw voice bombs in TV studios given the futility of war. Is limited action even a possibility. Pak Army is supposedly in full alert


Maj-Gen GD-Bakshi , Combat veteran,Phd in Strategic Studies. Auth Sep, 22 2016


There is very much a possibility of war, which you may see turning into reality in a very short time frame.