Sure sure...that is why the relatively well equipped Chinese soldiers who outnumbered their Indian foes by roughly 8 times had a kill ratio of a mere 2:1 (i.e., for every Chinese killed two Indians were killed even though the troop ratio was 8:1 in favor of the Chinese and when our best troops were stationed on the Pak border) in that border skirmish. That is why when the Indian reinforcements were enroute from the western border they dropped all they had won and went back.
The PLA showed great acumen in carefully executing the
campaign according to the guidelines formulated by Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) Central Military Commission: 1) “to
beat Indian troops soundly,” and 2) “to wipe out the invading
Indian forces totally and rapidly.
According to PLA records
from archives, Indian casualties during the war were 4,897 killed
or wounded and 3,968 captured.
The Indian Defense Ministry,
in 1965, showed 1,383 Indian soldiers killed, 1,696 missing in
action, 3,968 soldiers captured, and 1,047 soldiers wounded.
In comparison, PLA casualties in the war were quite small, with 722
Chinese soldiers killed and 1,697 wounded.
In addition, no soldier of the PLA was captured during the war, a rarity in the history of
The PLA did all of this damage to the Indian Army with the equivalent of a reinforced corps (army), deployed and massed at
the critical points along the border.
It seems to surrender is a good way to reduce the kill ratio.
kill ratio =indian killed + Missing + Captured/ chinese killed + Missing + Captured
kill ratio =9.76/ 1 = 1,383 Killed + 1,696 Missing + 3,968 Captured /722 Killed + 0 Missing + 0 Captured
By the way ,There is only Third-line troops of PLA in Sino-Indian War.
They are not the main force of PLA.
ok,Indian 4th Infantry Division was not your best troops .
7th Indian Infantry Brigade was not your best troops .