In light of the recent events, amidst the soaring tensions with our neighbor china let us see where we stand in case a war is waged from their side. Here,we will consider the various aspects of both military powers including the army,navy and the airforce
Population: 143 Crore (approx)
Gdp(nominal) : $14 trillion
Defence Budget :$178 billion (2nd largest spender in the world)
Global Firepower Index Ranking: 3
Population: 135 Crore (approx)
Gdp(nominal) : $3.2 trillion
Defence Budget: $65 Billion (3rd largest spender in the world)
Global Firepower Index Ranking: 4
Is China capable of waging a war on India and defeating India within some months without much of its loss?
During 1962 China defeated India badly. At that time too India military was quite powerful as compared to china. It was our leader’s fault that they didn’t use airforce. We’ll not discuss that here.
At present Indian military is very huge and powerful. China’s military,on paper, seems stronger than India. They have more fighter aircraft, fighter helicopters, warships than India.
But here,if China is waging war on India so they are the aggressor. Our role would be to defend ourselves.
We have sufficient manpower, tanks and other equipment to defend ourselves well. Our military is always trained for 2 front war. Land forces of China isn’t much ahead from India. Our soldiers conducts regular military exercises with global powers such as US, France, Russi…etc.
Our army is way more experienced than Chinese ones.
China have more fighter aircraft than India. They have their Indigenous 5th gen jet J-20. But again , most of their fighter jets aren’t battle tested except Su-27/30 and few other jets. Also IAF Su-30mki have tracked their j-20 in radars. So that isn’t a true 5th generation fighter jet.
Also our pilots are trained to the western standard. IAF pilots are also trained for a 2 front war. IAF conducts regular excercise with major powers( US France, Russia, Singapore, UK).
Coming to naval power, Chinese navy is much more powerful than Indian navy. But, here, China is the aggressor. We will have to defend ourselves. We can easily block theri oil supply chain by blocking mallaca strait. And if China tries to attack Indian navy, they will have to come to Indian Ocean. Defeating Indian Navy in Indian Ocean is very very difficult. (may be impossible in this scenario)
Our military is much more experienced than Chinese military. But we should also never underestimate enemy. They ain’t democratic nation. We don’t know what secret military stuffs they have. But I’m sure now our intelligence agency is more focused on China than Pak.
We need to work on our navy and Airforce.
•IAF needs more advanced and more number of fighter jets.
•Our navy needs more warships and submarine.
•Army needs more advanced ARs and Sniper R.
There is no war,that can end all wars!