原文标题：Global firepower: China's military might is LIMITLESS
With China's military might now at 2.3 million (approximately 23 lakh) active personnel, it has reached the status of the largest army in the world, according to Business Insider.
This is despite the fact that China has not been involved in any serious battles since the early 1980s when it faced off in a brief skirmish with Vietnam.
America has far more ships and warplanes worldwide, but in just under 20 years, China has created the largest force of submarines and amphibious warfare ships in Asia.
United States: 30 lakh personnel
India: 13 lakh personnel
According to Business Insider, China says it spent $98.8 billion (Rs 4.80 lakh crore) on its military in 2009, although analysts estimate spending may be more than three times that amount.
United States: $663 billion (Rs 32,22,180 crore)
India: $36 billion ( Rs 1,74,960 crore)
China's Air Force: 470,000 personnel, 2,556 jet fighters, 400 ground attack jets.
United States: 329,638 active personnel, 2,132 fighters
India: 170,000 active personnel, 1,440 aircraft (approximate figures)
China's Naval Force: 250,000 personnel, 66 submarines, 27 destroyers, 52 frigates.
Aircraft carriers: 11 Dock landing ships: 12 Cruisers: 22 Destroyers: 60 Frigates: 27 Submarines: 75
Total Navy Ships: 175 Aircraft Carriers: 1 Destroyers: 8 Submarines: 15 Frigates: 12
China's Strategic Missile Force: 100,000 personnel, 140 nuclear missiles, 1,000 conventional theater missiles.
United States: 5,200 (approximate figures)
India: 80-100 (approximate figures)
China's ground force: 1.9 million (19 lakh) personnel, 14,000 tanks, 14,500 artillery units, 453 helicopters.
United States: Tanks: 9,573 Helicopters: 6,417
India: Tanks: 5,000 Helicopters: 848
Little is known about China's cyber-warfare programmes that may give it an edge.
China recently announced the existence of the Blue Army, a government-sponsored cyber warfare unit similar to those launched by the US, the United Kingdom, Australia and Israel.
The unit, which was officially formed two years ago but has existed in some form for a decade, claims to exist for defensive reasons only.
Indian Army & Weapons should be increased
by Hayath Basha (View MyPage) on Nov 11, 2011 12:35 PM | Hide replies
Comparing India with China and US, India has invested very less amount in Army, Navy & Defence. Since India is no more a small country and it has lot of valuables we concentrate only on the Indian Politics so the other end our enemies are becoming strong. When we are going to be unite and do not fight each other, accept the good one's like Lok Pal Bil we get lot of money to the Indian government and it can be utilized in a good manner and can be implemented in many good deeds.
I would strongly recommend the Indian Army to get good latest weapons and get trained well.
Communist party of china Vs Congress
by Suresh Babu (View MyPage) on Nov 07, 2011 02:41 PM | Hide replies
China is ruled by communist party of China with a view of develop the country while in India Congress is ruling the nation to loot the country.
It is foolishness to get into a conflict with china now.
by Vishnu Sharma (View MyPage) on Nov 07, 2011 10:58 AM | Hide replies
But china's proxy in South Asia needs to be eliminated.
We NATIONAL DEMOCRATS will need atleast 8 years to bring INDIA upto speed in terms of the number of tanks, Fighter, Bombers, Nuclear Missiles, Warships and Aircraft Carriers. The Democratic setup which exists in INDIA right now is a shambles. What India needs is a bold and committed leadership and everybody on the same plank.
We need unprecedented Unity of Purpose and Will do make ourselves strong. Only the NATIONAL DEMOCRATS can secure the future of INDIA in Asia as well as the subcontinent. Only we know how to marshal the WILL of the INDIA people towards a gigantic effort towards technical brilliance and universal happiness.
Only we state clearly that India needs to be an APEX power in South Asia and should be the one calling the shots. Other nations who are our neighbours should be utterly fearful of what we can do if they cross the line. The Marxist is the worst enemy of the INDIAN people. He is hollowing the nation from inside out and he has infected most of the institutions of the nations which matter. He is unfailing in his efforts to prepare the Indian people to loose on a colossal scale and do the bidding of his masters -> the chinese.
by xfactor (View MyPage) on Nov 07, 2011 09:33 AM | Hide replies
CHINA is not doing this for a TIMEPASS ! They have concrete plans and thier first target is India for which they have befriended Pakisthan and Lanka (by secretly helping then get rid of LTTE). And our old nethas are fighting corruption here not to mention the new addition to the band of useless people Anna. Nobody has foresight watsoever !!!
World needs China
by Sachin (View MyPage) on Nov 07, 2011 12:08 AM | Hide replies
A german minister in the last G20 meet said publicly
"The world needs China but China does not need world"
The above statement sums it all...
china has risen becoz it has responded to world challenges!
by Grizzly (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 04:18 PM | Hide replies
What has India been thinking? Why havent We looked at expanding our forces and our weapons? We have huge advantages in comparison with china! We are a democracy and we have a huge talent pool of scientists, engineers etc., we have global companies with desire of making more money.
Look at how our tradionally conservative giants like Tata, Reliance etc qucikly joined the IT bandwagon when they smelled big money in it! Why cant we create a market for them in weapons industry?
An average defence contract is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The big ones like 126 aircraft deal is worth tens of billions. That smells like a lot of money.
We already have the talent pool and the financiers, all we have to do is to create a market where these two combine and we'll get our Industrial-millitary complex of the 21st century! We live in a world where weak are not respected. And to be strong We need our own weapons which are one of the best in the world.
by Sanjay M (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:45 PM | Hide replies
I know rediff is not doing this for US money. But if US asks rediff to publish the might of Chinese army. would rediff say no?
Well if you are really smart you should be answering this...
by Sanjay Jamdade (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:38 PM | Hide replies
OK you think are smart? well then if you think you really are smart then tell me this. If the chinese are really that smart why don't their toilets have waals or doors?
Let China come and save us
by Chunilal (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:06 PM | Hide replies
I am happy to be under China with all the financial benefits
Re: Let China come and save us
by ragavendran krrao (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:22 PM
So you are like your name only. Do you know what your name means in Tamil?? Because of people like you, India was enslaved for a millenium.
Re: Let China come and save us
by narayan tiwari (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:28 PM
China maybe better than Congress party, 100% sure!!
In a serious battle with China and Pak
by balakrishna (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 12:17 PM | Hide replies
In serious battle with China and pak, the Dalits and Muslims will switch their stance to them. They quickly revolt against India and ask try to betry...
Re: In a serious battle with China and Pak
by AMUTAN NS (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:14 PM
don't include dalits, this shows your uppercaste mentality and in the case of china muslims won't join with them
Re: In a serious battle with China and Pak
by agnostic (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 02:36 PM
Daliths and muslims constitute over 60% of our population. Your comment reflects lack of confidence in the people of the country.
by veeranam (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 10:33 AM | Hide replies
India being victimized by the dirty politics and religion , caste etc... Honestly speaking, are we really united? unity and integrity is a fake word used by the dominant people for their luxury and survivel. It is difficult in this bad condition we will counter the any countries aggression. The chinese plan is to make world super power under their influence, then occupy the india using pak. we, the helpless return to age old condition of slavism after 1947.
by Think Tank (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 10:41 AM
There is one United States of america
and we are Divided states of India..
by Balan Iyer (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 09:43 AM | Hide replies
The day is not far off,when the Chinkies will pluck Arunachal Pradesh from us and put it in their pocket and we will be just helpless spectators.
China's military might is LIMITLESS
by jhjh (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 09:26 AM | Hide replies
At the first sign of a Chinese Invasion, Nehru dynasty and its pets will leave India in a flash!
Threat to India
by karthik gowda (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 03:14 AM | Hide replies
The military might of Chine should be regarded as a threatening signal to India. Lets not forget the relationship of China with Pakisthan. There are evidences of China claiming certain territories which originally belonged to India. If India doesnot handle China in a smarter way, China will not only become headache to India, but to the entire world.
Re: Threat to India
by Sunil Singh (View MyPage) on Nov 11, 2011 09:39 AM
I agree with ur view. We must learn from 1962. Chine says some thing and do someting. They constructed dam on Sangpho river. This will block our agriculture growth in North East But they are saying that they have not done anything to
by Panthera Leo (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 01:08 AM | Hide replies
If just 25% of our population does its job well, then we can be the best. Dont need military for that.
now i know the truth
by syed razahk (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2011 12:38 AM | Hide replies
Finally i do understand why our lawmakers are not taking anti china policy. It will be suicidal to adapt an anti china stand, with a comparitively paltry force with 80% stationed in kashmir and northeast to ensure regional stability. It will be hard for india to counter attack.
dont get afraid of china
by sangeetha raman (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 11:35 PM | Hide replies
During the kargil war pak was given arms and technology by china but we are more stronger in all aspects pls dont get afraid of these dragon shows
How many in working condition...
by karthi d (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 07:53 PM | Hide replies
India: 170,000 active personnel, 1,440 aircraft ...please let us know how many of the aircrafts are in working condition...every other day we hear about MIG or the other plan just crash into ground...just like that
by Samir sharma (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 06:36 PM | Hide replies
seems the chinese guy wants to impress india or may be a psychological war fare by the chinese , do compare the weapons tally of nations that participated in world war 2 , Also india is not same as 1962 , Even if there is war , india doesnot win but then china would also not win , india may have to bear a higher damage , but chinese will geta good taste... every indian is ready to face the chinese .... with regards Indian
change in war technique
by gopalkiran (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 10:27 AM | Hide replies
The war technique in modern days is of having most sofisticated weapons including ground air and navy and not just number of soldiers.But you need defence only if you are rich as poor do not need any defence, his priorities are essentials, food, water,clothings,residence and medicine.
Apart from this he need not to be scared of parting with any thing and his mind and body should be free from fear.You cannot retain everthing for ever as you cannot retain you life for ever.So instead of fearing from China, US or any nation keep your mind and heart free from fear and involve yourself in all productive activites usful to yourself and mankind.
Re: change in war technique
by Bala Kondepudi (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 05:53 PM
well said... We all know how USSR and USA drained billions of dollars during cold war. India should concentrate on her internal security make sure that nexal, terorism are addressed. Should concentrate to strength from inside which will help us in handling any situation.
Re: change in war technique
by thomas mathew (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 05:58 PM
very well said , maintaining defence capabilities , this should be the way forward for India
by bigben bigben (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 10:09 AM | Hide replies
From an article on 1962 post-war analysis:
The roots of politicisation of the army are to be found in Nehru's hatred for the man in uniform. Soon after Independence the first commander-in-chief of the Indian armed forces, General Sir Robert Lockhart, presented a paper outlining a plan for the growth of the Indian Army to Prime Minister Nehru.
Nehru's reply: "We don't need a defence plan. Our policy is non-violence. We foresee no military threats. You can scrap the army. The police are good enough to meet our security needs."
He didn't waste much time. On September 16, 1947, he directed that the army's then strength of 280,000 be brought down to 150,000. Even in fiscal 1950-51, when the Chinese threat had begun to loom large on the horizon, 50,000 army personnel were sent home as per his original plan to disband the armed forces.
not much to worry from China
by brian crasto (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 09:12 AM | Hide replies
China is just competing with US in arms race. They are purely businessmen and they want to sell their arm just like USA is doing. Simultaniously China is creating jobs for their citizens. They will get disciplined manpower who will be a asset to the organisation they join in future.
India should also likewise recruit as many in the armed forces. In fact most of the indians shun the services in the armed forces. Indians are not even aware many of the armed forces personel have given their lives on the borders. At the most we are interested in cricket and fast money, the services for the nation be damned b. In fact having an ex servicemen is a advantage for corporation. I am also an ex servicemen. I was in the IAF. Jai Hind
by Sameer Pawar (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 06:20 AM | Hide replies
this article is more of a psychological game china plays by paying some cheap reporters. It causes fear among people and people's fear shapes the decision making of leaders of the nation. enemy is half defeated even before firing a single bullet
Re: psychological game
by Ajay Kumar (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 06:58 AM
But the game has worked! You are peeing your pants because you know U P A will not protect you
by Kesavan Srinivasan (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 06:14 AM | Hide replies
The Chinese have been working systematically to achieve this goal. Their aim is clear - to dominate the world. On the other hand India did/does not leaders of vision and have been quarelling among themselves and looting the country.
India Please Wakeup
by arvinvc (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 02:33 AM | Hide replies
This is the high time for indians to awake from sleep.
by Mad Max (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 02:32 AM | Hide replies
in todays world.. big army means squat.. 1 word - nukes
Re: excuse me
by Ajay Kumar (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 06:27 AM
Chins has plenty of those too!
Re: Re: excuse me
by Sachin Nair (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 03:13 PM
Yes, fear of Nukes has been a deterent of any major escalation between powers
by sameer (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 02:06 AM | Hide replies
It's utter nonsense that the Chinese are superior in anyway as this military superiority of theirs can be neutralised in no time. All India needs to do is to catch some politicians and bueraucrats form Maharashtra, Bombay Municipal Corporation etc. and send them over to China.
I guarantee you'll that this small inept motley bunch of parasites will bring down the whole Chinese nation to zero within 3 to 4 years. . . So we must realise our potential and not get tensed. Just chill !!! Relax. . .
good for nothing chinese
by usnri (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 01:08 AM | Hide replies
what do you think they are good at. they steal US documents to manufacture pin to plane, they never invented any big thing. dont invest in R&D , Bad in communication. Never help any other nation. So what good this country is to the world.
Re: good for nothing chinese
by Nagaraj (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 02:06 AM
they r good for themselves. thats what the aricle says
Re: Re: good for nothing chinese
by sanjay narotrra (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 09:21 AM
THEY INVENTED PAPER ON WHICH U WRITE, THEY INVENTED GUN POWDER WHICH MAKE WARS MORE SOPHISTICATED, THESE ARE FEW EXAMPLES OF THEIR INVENTONS!!
NOW GIVE ME TWO SUCH PRODUCTS OR ARTICLES WHICH INDIA INVENTED AND STILL EXISTS IN USE EXPECT "0"
while criticising china
by Vellupillai Prabhakaran (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 12:31 AM | Hide replies
While criticizing china we forget that the chinese people are far far superior in work than our indian brethern.
lets do it better
by deepak kotnis (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 11:39 PM | Hide replies
y r v expecting china to sit quietly just bcoz we are doing nothing. they r growing in thier side. they have not stopped us from growing. so why ind govt is not looking at building strength. china is growing in all fronts, its not like thier energy is only focussed on indian borders, hence lets not misunderstand. that is thier national goal, unfortunately we dont have any. doesnt mean we take offense in other ppl going strong.
how do we expect excellent infrastructure along the borders when even in the main cities it is shameful. same cant be same bout china, they have build a modern day nation, and now making the outlines stronger, that is the border. just bcoz they are strong or getting stronger doesnot mean, they will attack us orsupport our enemies. they are smart. they are growing on economics and so should we.
What was Congress doing while China was rising
by Pushkar Sharma (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 11:36 PM | Hide replies
Being in power for over 40 years couldnt they see what they are doing right and let China pass India over in almost all progress metrics - nobody questioned that? Even now nobody makes them responsible for our state of affairs.
by Manas Bhattacharya (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 11:14 PM | Hide replies
its not how many you have that matters. in vietnam war US had to retreat in spite of having superior firepower.
Supply nukes to Taiwan and Vietnam
by sanjoy basu (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 10:50 PM | Hide replies
India must arm Taiwan and Vietnam with nuclear missiles. Pay back the Chinese in the same coin.
Re: Supply nukes to Taiwan and Vietnam
by Jai Jhulelal (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 11:01 PM
no need. The americans have done it already.
Re: Supply nukes to Taiwan and Vietnam
by Jugal Ahuja (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 10:04 AM
indian nuclear devices are likely to flop, that is why taiwan & vietnam will go for american nuclear weapons.moreover china is the largest trading partner of both these countries, so how far they will accomodate india is a big question mark
China's military building
by Sonderaj (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 09:59 PM | Hide replies
Is purely for self defense purposes against the U.S. . It does not pose any threat to Asia. Remember China and India have co-existed peacefully for thousands of years,and I don't see why they won't continue to do so.
The purpose for this kind of articles is clear
by Raj Gupta (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 09:26 PM | Hide replies
Defense department is asking for more money.
Equation changing in the subcontinent;
by Anand (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 07:40 PM | Hide replies
China is increasing tie with old friend Pak; And USA now dont need any base against Russia so wants to cut off from Pakistan and moving towards India since they wanted to form a base against next to be super power China;
So basically INdia,Pak are toys of USA and China; They are using these countries for their supremacy;
by Force Khukri (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 07:30 PM | Hide replies
there is a lesson we have to learn from china ..... that never ridicule your traditions and culture in the name of modernism ...some young eediotic chuuutiya kids feel its cool.
china is doing a great disservice to its ancient civilization by communism ...china was a land of faithful and innovators... unfortunate communists have turned it into a machine ....
communism will fall and china will rise to its past glory.... these communists want to compete with west... its not our oriental philosophy... hope they quit this track of confrontation with US and tend towards holistic development like japan
by shammi shrivastav (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 06:59 PM | Hide replies
I opine..China is sitting on fire...China has more number of army ppl...also a war between us is evident..we will fight back too....china will never go for a full fledged war that too is true....these communists are fooling their own ppl..such a huge army will get frustrated if they don't get some job (war)..Actually China is very much afraid of the new situations/agitations in other countries. to divert attention..they will attack us in a limited way..only upto Arunachal,Sikkim, Laddakh etc. And this war will cost China heavily irrespective of what they win or loose...and countdown starts like USSR....
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 06:18 PM | Hide replies
Basically a propaganda article of the west to make India fear and buy more arms so that their doll-drum economies can survive...
China & India - Might versus Intelligence
by Kali Mirch (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 06:10 PM | Hide replies
The Story of Might (Offender) versus Intelligence (Defender).
On a huge tree in a forest, lived a pair of crows. A black cobra lived in the hollow of the same tree. Whenever the crows had young birds, he would eat them up.
One day, the female crow who was about to get babies, said to her husband, "My dear, please let us go away from here. I'm certain the black cobra will eat my children again."
"Don't be afraid!" said her husband. "I'm not going to put up with him any more."
"But how can you fight him? He is so strong!" she said.
"I am intelligent," replied the male crow, "so I am stronger."
"Well, can I do anything to help?" asked the female crow.
"Yes, you can," said her husband. "Listen to me carefully. Every day the king comes to bathe in the lake nearby. He removes his gold necklace and leaves it at the edge of the lake, while he bathes. You must pick up the necklace and drop it in front of the hollow of our tree, where the black cobra lives. When the servants of the king follow you to recover it, they will certainly see the black cobra and kill him."
And so the female crow did exactly as her mate had suggested. The king's servants chased the female crow who cleverly dropped the necklace in front of the hollow of the tree.
When the servants arrived at the spot, they saw the black cobra and killed him.
Indeed, what the wise say is right, that what cannot be achieved by force can be
It is not the firepower that detrmines the outcome
by mammen antony (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:56 PM | Hide replies
It is not the firepower that detrmines the outcome of a war, but the strategy .So let china amass any amount of ammos , we will be the winner of the day and, mind you this is not 1962 when we used to organise bulloc cart races, now we are conducting F1 car races.
Re: It is not the firepower that detrmines the outcome
by harikumar nair (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 06:01 PM
Mr.Antony, Don't forget that India can't fight to Pakisthan, how to face to China
Re: Re: It is not the firepower that detrmines the outcome
by kumar kn (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 06:18 PM
It is this smugness that landed us in trouble in 1962. Never underestimate the strength and intellegence of your enemy.China is a real longtern threat.Eternal viligance is required.We face two opponents China and Pakistan.Better get real and so strengthen your power so that no one dares attack you.
by deeps (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:51 PM | Hide replies
Only the writer's imagination is limitless. There is otherwise nothing limitless
by Reformer (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:51 PM | Hide replies
I think india shuld never mess with china, otherwise they will make us remember our naani. Dont forget 1961war
by Maximum (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 06:54 PM
Good Dont trouble any body be a quiet boy dont think much its beyond your capabilities just be a good boy
ALL CHINESE PEOPLE LOOKS A LIKE
by acommon indian (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:47 PM | Hide replies
All chines looks a like, it seems that China has developed Robotic Army power
Mighty Chinese Power
by vikas chawla (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:42 PM | Hide replies
India seems is nothing in comparison to China.India is just not concerened in building its military becos they hope that all neighbours are good and nobody will harm them but reality is differenet.If any country attacks us,we will be left gasping.
Re: Mighty Chinese Power
by Venugopalan (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:47 PM
we will not left gasping...we shall strike back, do not understand India's military strength esp. nuclear arsenal. China will not dare to attack a nuclear armed India, they are fully aware of the repercussions..
Is it a real photo
by harsha vardhan (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 05:42 PM | Hide replies
Do you guys think it's a real photo? How come every one look alike? wow...
by Gopakumar Nair (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 04:22 PM | Hide replies
Whatever could China achieve are due to the absence of two mischievious things in their country :-
2. Political parties
In our country we can not even think about breathing without the above two.
by Force Khukri (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 03:40 PM | Hide replies
naval power is key ... china cannot move its land forces easily across its border with india .... not even division level operations possible in that terrain. chinese navy has grown enormously ...once they were nothing compared to us ....now they surpassed us ...
by anand datar (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 03:57 PM
In modern nuclear war it hardly matters number of soldiers ! India's 1.3 million is enough when it has nuclear power ! And China should be aware of this. Now it is not 1960s when number and guns mattered. It is 21st century and India is a nuclear state now. So beware, China.
So basically China is now moving ahead..
by Anand (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 03:12 PM | Hide replies
So basically China is now moving ahead to become true Super power; lets see when it starts building its military bases in different continents.
chinese will occupy eastern parts of russia first.
by kumar kn (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:21 PM | Hide replies
chinese will occupy eastern parts of russia first. maybe in next 10 years or so.
china vs ind
by Maddy (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:20 PM | Hide replies
india is never able to catch china....only USA can match....daily obama calls to wen to say good mrng & MMS calls obama to say good night ( but MMS always reached voice msg only)
Your line of reasoning seems to be too simplistic
by Indian Sadhu (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:12 PM | Hide replies
The article does not make sense in today's world. A war is won on technology and not numbers. A single aircraft with better missiles can shoot down 6 - 10 enemy aircraft with its missiles and return to base.
What needs to be compared is the technology that these armed forces possess. Between US, China and India, the US undoubtedly is miles ahead of the other two. But, between India and China, it is a close fight with India ahead in some areas and China ahead in some others.
Bottomline - numbers don't matter
Re: Your line of reasoning seems to be too simplistic
by Devdutt Sen (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:21 PM
Do you know that china has the capability to shoot down all US Satellites within 2 hours? It will leave US blind and confused. Their technology will be of no use and numbers will prevail. Chinese have demonstrated this by shooting down one of their own Satellites about a year ago.
Chinese soldiers have never seen blood
by national madraasi (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:06 PM | Hide replies
they have never seen even a small stree gun fight for the last 25 years. They are theoretically the best, but plans go off track in a war and once soldiers see blood, the panic begins.
Tactics and guts will only prevail. there have been so many desertions in the PLA. they are technologically superior but blood has not come out.
Re: Chinese soldiers have never seen blood
by Abhishek Thakur (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:26 PM
The same thing was also said in 1962- the result was a horrible misundrstanding which resulted in India sending its unprepared troops forward for "peaceful purposes" (search for forward policy) and China backtracking on its earlier policy to attack India
Re: Re: Chinese soldiers have never seen blood
by national madraasi (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:28 PM
We lost to china in 1962 because of our great cha cha neh-r-u.
700 soldiers died as parachutes did not open. Read the book, "the Himalayan Blunder".
Even now NGOS and Commies might humiliate the army
Re: Chinese soldiers have never seen blood
by piri (View MyPage) on Nov 05, 2011 12:00 AM
For that, the Chinese ought to transport their soldiers each day to spend one hour watching the slaughter of animals !! They will see enough blood to lose all fear of blood !!
Seeing the vast difference in every sphere of force
by aska sadanand (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 11:49 AM | Hide replies
We indians should just sit and tight and try to have good relations with Chineee,,,even financially we r very weak, ISO of tryng to match or compete with them we we should spend those resources on Human welfare...
Re: Seeing the vast difference in every sphere of force
by Vishal Kumar (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 12:04 PM
frienship with china is difficult unless you agree to give GIFTS like PAKIS gifted part of Kashmir..can you do that??
If there is a WW3..
by C W (View MyPage) on Nov 04, 2011 11:37 AM | Hide replies
then it will be because of this rogue china.