To be fair. India has no industrial capacity to support a all out war.Crux of the article.
Let's say nobody would have thought that a country will invade a nuclear country without any repercussions and bludgeon their soldiers with impunity. To be fair, India might have fared well against China in an all out war but on this skirmish, India had no option but to back off.
What is total war?! A country's total economic input, industrial capacity. Mobilize all people and capital. And then a high-intensity, sustained war. Until the enemy is completely defeated...
Does India have the ability?
How many airplanes does India produce each year?
How many tanks does India produce every year?
How many guns does India produce each year?
How many bullets does India produce each year?
OK. You said India could import weapons. pls~ What is India's foreign exchange reserve?
How long can India's weapons stockpile sustain combat consumption?
South Asian countries do not understand what a real war is.