I think we both are discussing two different levels of command, you are talking about tactical while I'm, operational.think you and I are not on the same page maybe or I didnt get you.
CO 25 Cav was attacking in Chawinda scenario, he wasn't defensive. If you are thinking of pitting Pattons against T-72 or T-90, it's not a good idea. It's better to hand them over to FC based on examples of Turkish usage of M-60 Pattons in their war against insurgents, but eventually Turks had to bring in Leo2A4s too.
Col Nisar's attack was a tactical level attack. What was the operational objective of 6AD?CO 25 Cav was attacking in Chawinda scenario, he wasn't defensive. If you are thinking of pitting Pattons against T-72 or T-90, it's not a good idea. It's better to hand them over to FC based on examples of Turkish usage of M-60 Pattons in their war against insurgents, but eventually Turks had to bring in Leo2A4s too.
Neither India nor Pak was capable of doing such things back then. Moreover ig wouldn't have gone unnoticed. We would've come up with a response. Jacobabad airbase also comes to mind.Thirdly, India hadnt exercised war games of Division and Corps level in desert to throw Centurions in the desert under its armored division
Moreover, desert would've been where our Pattons would've finally been able to use their superiority in range, laser range finder and FCS. Alot different to the sugarcane fields of Khem Kharan.
Where did the M48s come in from? In fact I started this discussion with respect to AZs and upgunned T69s with NV. AZs in reserve would be excellent. Better than T72s.Fourthly, even if you put defensive lines of M48s and T-59s, Indian armored forces will be more mobile than them and just like 1971, they will by-pass strong points and attack from rear or flanks to decimate these forces
Also who uses reserve Tanks for frontline? I'm talking about rear activities and city defence. A commander who is able to free up regular troops would become a bit more aggressive. He can even counter attack because now he has more regular troops.
For example in 65 when Rajinder Singh (GOC 1st armd div) asked for 9 Deccan horse and 3 Cav, which were lying idle at Lahore front, to be sent to Chawinda; he was refused because they were kept back for safety of Amritsar. What would've happened had they been moved.. thank God we don't know.
I don't think SPAAGs are of much use nowadays.Yea PA was supposed to get korkuts as well since they trialed em, any update on that.