Indian soldiers are engaged in a low-key jostling & shoving war on the Sikkim border. With Pakistan, we are always ready fight.
This is not right. Our ethos requires us to be equanimous against the weak and the mighty.
China cannot start an armed conflict with India because of the long border wherein Indian troops can launch strikes on the ground. Because the Tibetan plateau is thinly populated & mostly desert, there’s is very little cover on the ground. Their air assets would be vulnerable if brought close to the border. If far away, they wouldn’t have quick reaction times. Unlike 1962 skirmishes, where they tried to stop the PLA on the border itself & suffered lots of casualties, Indian military strategy should be to draw them in, stretch their supply lines, destroy forward bases from the air, and slaughter the starving demoralized soldiers on the ground.
We are killing Indian citizens with mortar fire into PoK.
Top brass of Pakistani military junta is from Punjab and they will not want any disturbance there.
The moment we open up across the IB, the guns across LoC will fall silent.
PoK residents are third-class citizens under Pak military occupation.
With his monumental stupidity, Obama has placed all American tourists literally up for grabs.
When the Northern Alliance defeated the Taliban and retook Kabul, American military airlifted thousands of foreign fighters (yeah Taliban and Al Qaeda) to safety in their bases in Pakistan and Gulf countries. It was reported in the US media only by Seymour Hersh as a leak from Brajesh Mishra but such incidents were not accompanied with a song and dance and orchestra from the White House.
I just read the Wikipedia page on Arihant reactor. It is full of foreign components. A submarine needs to be in total radio silence. With foreign parts that could have been tagged with RFID chips, the craft will light up like a beacon on the radars of enemy fleet.
Indian news organizations wrongly claim that this next-gen fighter is being jointly developed by Russia and India. This is not true. Russian work is almost complete. Indian contribution is only on the India-specific version of the aircraft, just like the Sukhoi 30 MKI version. This was confirmed by the Russian Ambassador.
It is also not good that other aircraft can fly higher than this one. Maybe air-to-air missiles can bridge the gap.