New Troops Will Bolster India’s Himalayan Defenses
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  • bpuharic

    Yesterday it was all peaches and cream as the Chinese and Indian navies were partying together in joint exercises

    What happened?

  • Corlyss

    “New Troops Will Bolster India’s Himalayan Defenses”

    Well, maybe. Can they fight effectively outside a Western military structure led by Westerners? If they are as useless as their Paki counterparts, no cause for celebration till they prove battle hardened.

    • f1b0nacc1

      The real problem is the (lack of) logistics in the region for India. China has been patiently building an extensive network of roads, rail lines and airfields surrounding the disputed territories, while India (still in thrall to the old doctrine that an undeveloped region will make Chinese advances difficult) have done little to provide the infrastructure to support defending troops. The Indians have rather belatedly realized their mistake, but it will be 5-7 years (perhaps longer, given the legendary inefficiency and corruption in the Indian government) before they have finished the logistical network that they are attempting to build. Until then, even if the troops were in place, they would have very little military capacity.

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