Why can it not? That's literally the only feasible method in Pakistan considering the army size lolI don't think the plan ever could have been to distract conventional forces while separatists quickly declare independence, or to send in the army to fight with the separatists in Pakistani territory, Bangladesh style.
That's basically the game plan in Bangladesh, defeat conventional forces, till it was impossible to hold territory and then sepratist managed to capture areas and declared independence.
The excuse doesn't matter, any random shit can be made up it's India.
Without nuclear weapons it would be very easy for India to dismantle Pakistan in the near future tbhUnfortunatly all these weapons, missiles, drones and JF fighter jets are only for the purpose of millitery parades and museums.
Pakistan does not have the intention to use them. (Not referring to the use of nuclear weapons)
Acquiring nuclear weapons was a must for Pakistans survival otherwise Pakistan would be like Syria, Iraq, yemen, Libya and Somalia today.
Conventional gap is growing too much as the economies part ways