India vs China – What if India declares war on China

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What if China declares war on India or it happens to be the other way around (Highly unlikely) , is India strong enough to strike back ?

April 15 marked the event of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) intrusion and setting up of temporary tents on the Indian territory. This acts as a signal of the reluctance of China to claim the resourceful Indian land. There is nothing new about this territory dispute, but their setting up of temporary fortification on the Indian land is a clear sign that China is not ready to give up this time. The government hasn’t yet responded to this in the required manner and is attempting to negotiate with China.

Back in 1962 India lost war to China over the same issue , the non demarcated boundary has then since been a matter of conflict. The Chinese army has since been intervening regularly but this has now gone far beyond the limit.

Now that China signals for a possible war, let us analyze what does this have to mean and what do the number and stats say about comparison between the military strengths of the two countries.

Let’s start off with a few lesser known facts :

  1. India is the world’s largest importer of military goods.
  2. India has joined the Nuclear Power’s elite club which previously included USA, China, France and Russia with the development of ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) AGNI-V.
  3. India is one of the few countries operating an Aircraft carrier.
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    Countries that Operate Aircraft Carriers Blue (Currently Operating) Light Blue (Once Operated)

    Land Military Power – India vs China

    Comparison (2013)

    INDIA india1 India vs China What if India declares war on China

    CHINA china India vs China What if India declares war on China

    Tanks 3,555 7,950
    Armored Fighting Vehicles 2,293 18,700
    Self-Propelled Gun 330 2,500
    Towed Artillery Pieces 6,585 25,000
    Rocket Projectors 292 2,600
    Portable AT Weapons 51,800 31,250
    Logistical Vehicles 70,000 75,850

    Military Expenditure of India and China

    India falls far behind China in every comparison criterion, it is no rocket science to predict the consequences of a war between the two nuclear powers. The 1962 event may repeat itself with India losing again, but does that have to mean that India should stay quiet and overlook the activities of China ?

    What is the youth’s take on this ? What’s your reaction ?  India-vs-China-Air-Force

    Air Force – India vs ChinaIndia-vs-China-Navy

    Navy – India vs China

    India-vs-China-vs-Pakistan-Army

Military Expenditure of India and China

India falls far behind China in every comparison criterion, it is no rocket science to predict the consequences of a war between the two nuclear powers. The 1962 event may repeat itself with India losing again, but does that have to mean that India should stay quiet and overlook the activities of China ?

What is the youth’s take on this ? What’s your reaction ?

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