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Subject: India Expands To Face China
SYSOP    1/28/2013 6:01:53 AM
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TonoFonseca    Diversion   1/28/2013 2:06:23 PM
I think that India needs to make amends with Pakistan wherever possible.  A China-Pakistan military alliance could be a very serious threat to India.  If the Chinese bribe the Pakistanis, they might be willing to create a diversion from the main Chinese attack.  India has a no-first-use policy for its nuclear weapons, so as long as China and Pakistan don't nuke India, they have little to fear.  Even with the 2nd-biggest population in the world, at this point, a joint Chinese-Pakistani military operation against India, would see India fail.
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WarNerd       1/29/2013 12:52:50 AM
Sounds to me like India would be better served by investing in the transportation infrastructure (roads) to get the miltary where they are needed, than expanding the number of military so they can have them already in place, but effectively out of supply.
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dogberry       1/30/2013 1:05:03 PM
Given the criticism of Israel for developing areas seized during the 1967 war, I would hope China hasn't presumed to build on the land taken from India.
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Belisarius1234    More Gertzisms.   1/30/2013 1:50:39 PM
1. The article plainly states that India builds roads and an airport system. How accurate the article is?
2. Pakistan is a rogue state akin to North Korea. You don't negotiate with Paks, EVER. You put a GUN to the head of the current head bozo in charge and tell HIM what he will do-> or else.
3. Some people need to learn topology.
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Belisarius1234    There is a gun attached...   2/1/2013 5:25:23 PM
to the 'so-called' bribes.
Not to put to fine a point on it, but the Paks have seen their people bombed, stafed, and flattened in a rather vicious UAV air campaign. Have they done more than bleat?
Their leaders know the truth. You don't.
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Sujies       2/22/2013 3:04:21 PM
As said above, It is unreasonable to negotiate with Pakistan, It still hasnt emerged out of its self-identity crisis, And it has too many power centers and no conceivable plan, except to annihilate India.
It has been decades since any major power was involved in capturing/assimilating territory. In the mordern era assimilating territory doesnt really have any economic or other benefits. But India borders the only major power to entertain thoughts of assimilating territory, and must do all it can to counter any military aggression.
As for China its good to know that the Indian think-tanks are seeing the bigger picture and making moves.
The first criterion is to recognize that Pakistan are no more a threat to the integrity of India, the focus must be on keeping up with china militarily. India must also form deep alliances with China's rivals and US.
There's no point in diplomacy with China really,  Chinese decision making has never really been influenced by diplomacy and probably never will be. The only form of diplomacy they would respond to is probably a show of strength.
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