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PAK SCAN: PAKISTAN SAYS IT HAS A COUNTER TO INDIA'S COLD START DOCTRINE

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  1. Zarvan

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    by Waqar Ahmed

    The Indian “Cold Start” doctrine has been around for more than a decade. According to a former US ambassador to India, “The Indian Army's Cold Start Doctrine is a mixture of myth and reality. It has never been and may never be put to use on a battlefield because of substantial and serious resource constraints, but it is a developed operational attack plan announced in 2004 and intended to be taken off the shelf and implemented within a 72-hour period during a crisis. Cold Start is not a plan for a comprehensive invasion and occupation of Pakistan. Instead, it calls for a rapid, time- and distance-limited penetration into Pakistani territory…. It was announced by the BJP-led government in 2004, but the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has not publicly embraced Cold Start and GOI uncertainty over Pakistani nuclear restraint may inhibit future implementation by any government.” Even many Indian defense analysts, who maintain cool heads, are not convinced of it being a practical doctrine.

    It should be understood by all that a limited war or the Cold Start Doctrine in the Subcontinent poses a serious risk of escalation and intensification due to several factors that may race out of the control of policy makers or military leaders initiating the conflict in the first place and thus could have awful consequences. Observers have already warned that any conventional conflict between India and Pakistan like the Cold Start could quickly spiral out of control and lead towards a nuclear confrontation.

    Cold Start has consistently failed to meet its lofty objectives as an assessment of war games conducted in the past seven years by India’s military as well as organizational developments within the service suggest.

    There are a whole range of crucial questions about the uninitiated political leaders in New Delhi who, without understanding the doctrine, its deadly ramifications and without sensible precautions, could employ force in a future conflict as the Indian Army tries to modernize and the Indian establishment remains on a perpetual arms buying spree. Instead of achieving a quick decision against Pakistan, the use of the Cold Start could end with potentially catastrophic results and radical reversal in fortunes.

    Then there is the question of stability-instability paradox that the Cold Start would generate; the more Indian leaders work into a frenzy and push for a quick military adventure against Pakistan, the more it lowers Pakistan’s nuclear threshold, thus creating further instability, precipitating destruction and defeating the very purpose of a limited war. There could be nothing left to acclaim their triumph in New Delhi.

    Meanwhile, according to knowledgeable sources Pakistan is ready to counter the Cold Start by developing her own New Concept of War Fighting (NCWF). The country has addressed both modes, conventional and nuclear in the NCWF. Since the Cold Start was more in cognitive domain and aimed at psychologically putting pressure on the Pakistani leadership, the NCWF has blunted it in both physical and psychological domains and taken the sting out of it.

    Observers also believe that the changing dynamics in South and West Asia, unmistakable change of emphasis and Pakistan’s ability to get China and Russia on board for stability in the region have neutralized the US-Indian efforts to pressurize Pakistan anymore.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193437-Indian-Cold-Start-doctrine-withers-away
     
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    Good that Pakistani armed forces are recognising the importance of psychology in warfare.
     
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    Cold Start was pretty much evaporated when Nasr Missile was introduced in 2011. Since then India has been thinking about "defending" its cold-start instead of "progressing" it. But now, with the introduction of Babur-II, III and Ababeel, Indians hopes of attacking Pakistan and yet staying safe are gone down the drain. For every action they take, there will be a response. Even their standing ships in their waters are not safe anymore and they don't even have a name for the missile which they'd be scared of.

    :pakistan:
     
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    LOL! True man.
     
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    The outstanding issue is economy? economy economy... economy. Until the serpents noora zaleeldari and all their minions are removed then forget building a potent defence.
     
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  6. Arsalan mehmud

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    Now it is time to defeat India in his own game.. Its 4th and 5th generation war.. There are many weak nerves of India.. We need to target that... :guns:
     
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    Please post more of these educating posts to entertain me. :coffee::-)
     
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    You indian are hypocirte. when india feel trouble then start soften up on talk with pakistan. and once you get strong you feel that you are suprioir then Super Power or even superior then God. Pakistan is the Bitter truth for you and Now China is becoming a bitter truth. wait and watch how we gonna capture kashmir.
     
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  9. Arsalan mehmud

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    Yes I have one for you.. Oops sorry infact many to entertain you.. I am sending one if you need ask me more please...
     
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    CPEC has legitimized our claim in Azad Kashmir. The International community has endorsed that stance by telling India to take a hike over CPEC. That is part of the eventual solution. China needs Kashmir under Pakistani control to feel its route through to Gwadar is safe and secure. The Chinese have thought this one through.
     
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  11. Srinivas

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    Propaganda counter is fine , where is the muscle in reality?

    China Pakistan can spend 100 billion in defence budget to counter India.
     
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    Detail what you are developing except using TNW on invading Indian armored column. Moreover India probably diverted their focused from open attack to coverts small scale operation to destroy/achieve it's objective /target similar to recent surgical attack on Pakistani border.
     
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    india is nothing as it try to pretend infront of international community. Hindu Banya can only think how to protect Cow Mata jiee. the prosperity which you see in india because of only Indian Muslims. I dont think that hindu banya can ever be visionary in billion years. hindu banya can only think how to count and that`s it.
     
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  14. JOEY TRIBIANI

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    Cold start doctrine takes its last in 2011
    Apparently india is in defensive mode in region .
     
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    You forgot very important thing that when international community has endorsed cpec on your part they automatically endorsed our hold on our part..
     
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