Even that technological advantage isn't great enough to overwhelm us.
I know that china relies on mobilisation of reserves from chendu and other areas to blunt an indian offensive. But those forces are not light, they are heavy and will take time for induction. What if india destroys the means of communication and transport between tibet and chengdu. How will you mobilise then ?china has recognised that threat and permanently deployed most it's HQ forces in chendu to Tibet/aksai chin since 2020. So that has essentially allowed you to lose the element of strategic surprise
Indians took no counter mobilisation on a large scale in response to that. That shows our intent was never supposed to be escalation. And India's army was too small back then and poorly equipped whereas PLA prepared for the war
What about the road in aksai chin?
PLA has now permanently stationed forces in Tibet. Now it has added a burden on itself. Manning the LAC and fortifying it 24/7. Till 2020 china's western border was dormant and now its active adding to the trouble in the east
It did in the past. Not now
I know that, it's almost replaced
No, the standard issue now is sig716 for frontlime units and ak203 for other forces.
Lol, clearly you're uneducated on this topic. Arjun wasn't inducted in large no.s simply because it has logisitcs limitations on marshy/hilly terrain. That's why all of them are employed in desert sector. Arjun Mk1a is an excellent tank when it comes to technology
Again that bias ? 2 squadrons of Tejas is literally in Service right now with another 4 squadrons (83 jets) on order.
India can match PHL03 , PCL 191 which can launch ballisitc missiles can be matched by India's tactical ballistic missiles. Like Prahaar and Pralay
Indian military relies on towed artillery. We have literally thousands of that. SP arty can only be used in limited areas where the approaches to valleys are flat like depsang and chushul
Ok, I admit that india has no answer to J20. It won't have an answet till 2030 at least. But india will reduce china's drone advantage in a few years with Ghatak, Project cheetah and archer. Indian army has inducted swarm drones in it's service and demonstrated them in multiple military exercise. We have also stocked up loitering munitions and tactical missiles.
I know and I admit that china is more powerful. But my point is that the power china has is not enough to overwhelm india just like india can't overwhelm Pakistan.
Yes, but it has tested a few with success
yea, sure. but again china is not seeking to attack india, thus not having the "element of surprise" is not an issue.
if india started to poke around like in the 60s, then the chinese will bring more troops and while strategic surprise will probably not be achieved, tactical ones can be, due to china's much better mobility.
and yes, china now has more permanent forces in the mountains than before. but this is hardly a difficult task for china, relatively few are near the front, most are held further back in far easier to supply areas. if india launched an all out assault out of the blue, they could very well capture some border land initially, wont be long before the PLA will begin its counter assault though.
its a far bigger burden for india to keep men on the borders with its weaker infrastructure and lessor wealth. with which india has to support some 200k men on the borders, china only does so with 50-60k.
also, it doesnt get more "front line" than this, but those rifles looks nothing like sigs, and everything like INSAS
There are tons of articles on why the Ajun sucks, if you want to believe otherwise, i wont argue with you on it. in the mountains and disputed areas with china, it doesnt matter much anyhow.
and no im not bias on tejas. Your own military says it sucks.
The Mark 1A model should correct most of the major shortcomings in the Tejas’s avionics and make it substantially easier to maintain. India is counting on that to validate its investment in the type. If successful, the improved model could pave the way for higher-capability evolutions of the Tejas.
"The IAF did chose to procure Tejas jets, but the service’s auditor general criticized the design for failing to meet 53 criteria, including deficiencies in its radar- and missile-warning systems, limited internal fuel, underpowered engine relative airframe weight, and lack of electronic warfare support.
Tejas 1A to fix these issues isnt expect until 2023 to 2024 at best.
but this point is moot, because even if the 1A is in service today, it gains you nothing because it is still inferior to J-10C and J-16 and especially the j-20 in PLA service right now.
ballistic missiles is not a match for rocket artillery. one is much easier and cheaper to produce and china has an overwhelming number of both in any case. in addition to terrain advantages, nearly 1/2 of indian population is in range of cheap to produce chinese rocket artillery. meanwhile most of china's population is only vulnerable to expensive intermediate range indian rockets
again, im not saying the indian military is terrible. its quite powerful in fact, but you aren't facing Bangladesh, china absolutely can, if push came to shove, take the disputed areas. it cannot occupy all of india or anything like that nor does it want to, but it has more than enough firepower and equipment advantages to take the disputed areas. but it would not do so without huge provocation or even large attacks from the indian side since china has bigger fish to fry, well really just the one fish bigger than china atm. the us in a korea or taiwan scenario.