原文标题：Indian Army preparing for limited war with China: US intel
Noting that India is increasingly getting concerned about China's posture on its border, a top United States intelligence official said on Wednesday that the Indian Army is strengthening itself for a "limited conflict" with China.
"Despite public statements intended to downplay tensions between India and China, we judge that India is increasingly concerned about China's posture along their disputed border and Beijing's perceived aggressive posture in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in his prepared testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
"The Indian Army believes a major Sino-Indian conflict is not imminent, but the Indian military is strengthening its forces in preparation to fight a limited conflict along the disputed border, and is working to balance Chinese power projection in the Indian Ocean," he said.
India, Clapper said, has expressed support for a strong US military posture in East Asia and US engagement in Asia. He said China in 2011 appeared to temper the assertive behaviour that characterised its foreign policy the year before, but the internal and external drivers of that behaviour persist.
"Moreover, although Chinese leaders have affirmed their commitment to a peaceful and pragmatic foreign policy -- and especially to stable relations with China's neighbours and the rest of the world -- Beijing may take actions contrary to that goal if it perceives that China's sovereignty or national security is being seriously challenged," he said.
Many of Beijing's military capability goals have now been realised, resulting in impressive military might.
Other goals remain longer term, but the Chinese army is receiving the funding and political support to transform it into a fully modern force, capable of sustained operations in Asia and beyond, he said.
What a joke
by correct (View MyPage) on Feb 04, 2012 04:42 PM | Hide replies
Indian Govt do not waste more Indian Tax payers money. Give what ever china wants they have grown and have become big and strong. We are corrupt so we become weak and sick. If china wants kashmir just shut up and give Iandia and Indian Govt have proven to be spineless If even one politician has 1 billionth of patriotism then they can stand in front of chinese and fight Iam an Indian Citizen Iam trying my best to fight poverty and unemployement in this country I have not seen a single politician or Govt official trying to help me but they have exploited me nicely be asking bribes so this is the state of affairs in India why talk about china just concede.
Re: What a joke
by Sumeer Sharma (View MyPage) on Mar 02, 2012 07:57 AM
What a Dumbo u are ! China wants the whole of India and then Asia and then the world. Dont u understand their expansionist designs or are u a Chinese agent wanting to demoralise Indians. This a classic war doctrine of Sun Xu practised over centuries by the Chinese.
US never wants countries to be Happy
by manna mendonca (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 11:24 PM
That's why its doing comments like this. Listen US India doesnt want a fight with China. But wants to be super power. That's why its purchasing all these..............
by Mandar Pawar (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 05:47 PM | Hide replies
America is frusteted, It's own economy is in bad state and now it lost a verry big buisness from us.
by French Cuisine (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 02:53 PM | Hide replies
Folks - India cannot win any war with China in conventional warfare. In general the use of nukes are done when no more war can be supported - that is you are about to lose so use the nukes. I would hate to see the Indian army being beaten to pieces by Chinese in case of conventional war, we dont stand any chance against them.
I dont believe China has any territorial ambitions in North-east, because if it wanted to grab that land it would have done it long ago. The people in Arunachal are basically Tibetans - and they hateChinese. Also I dont believe US would aid us in case of any wars since China now owns half of US, and all goods sold there come from China.
Sorry but I dont believe this article. I think it is utter rubbish. It is more likely that China would want Taiwan, they are enemyNo 1 and Taiwan is rich unlike Arunachal which Indian govt intentionally does not develop.
Sorry Indians - you cannot compete with China in any aspect. And it is impossible for you to compete with them given this kind of inefficient corrupt and divided state.
by Sandipan chakraborty (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:48 AM | Hide replies
wants India n China to fight n they will hv fun watching their competitors destroy each other..trying to force India into WW3 prelude..
Re: Xtra clevr..
by naraen ganapathy (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 12:59 PM
You are right...they want to stop growth of the countries by routing our resources to war and destroy our markets (China's in particular)so that they can sell their expensive products ...kill or steal our scientists (easier to do so during war time)...sell us compromising technology and weapons...
Re: Re: Xtra clevr..
by shyama nand jha (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 02:34 PM
exactly right,india and china should develop their friendship strengthen together because America IS playing as a shrewed politician to weakened both countries
by JUST FUN (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:48 AM | Hide replies
Any country can plant such stories against India ,because they think that India(ns) have low IQ
india can win war with china
by babulal (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:38 AM | Hide replies
with chinese products do not last for long time we indians can win war against china.
MAY NOT BE WISE
by SRIDHAR RAGHUNATHARAO (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:10 AM | Hide replies
Even if we have a limited confrontation, it will wake up the giant China which is a mighty force compared to us. Plus it will open the gate to China to achieve what they want by force. If we fail without achieving what we want, it will become an international laughing stock and our friendly countries will never help. We must explore/exploit other strong channels and take it with UN. Limited War should be last choice only when it is inevitable on every count
India want to beat China......
by venu v (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:07 AM
Those who use Israil SPY, American Weapon and Indian Military... If these are unite in One mission easily can route out china and PAK at a time
Chine would never come
by VB S (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 09:55 AM | Hide replies
China would keep doing what it has been but would avoid any direct conflict.
India's strong postur will bring China on a right track.
Re: Chine would never come
by mulla (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:01 AM
hahahahaha....elephant is no match for the great red dragon!
Re: Re: Chine would never come
by venu v (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 10:02 AM
Not Elephant it's Tiger
by rajapakse (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 06:56 AM | Hide replies
India is like a old farting cow.
Will run for life just for a firecracker.
Wear Condoms, Not Bullet Proof Armour
by Jehan Mir (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 06:54 AM | Hide replies
Each country needs to lose a Billion People a piece not by war but by love making wearing condoms.
by Aurangzeb YusufKhan (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 06:53 AM | Hide replies
If india think that it will attack China and Pakistan will be just mute spectator than they r f00l number one. Just try to to even hurt China a bit and india will be taught a lesson they will not forgot for next 10,000 years.
One more think mention a worth here that if u think Pakistan army is still like 1971 then u r f00l number one. Even USA is afraid of Pakistan army now. So just a request live in peace and dont do anything which will leave us no option.
india military is BS
by kumar (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 04:04 AM | Hide replies
india military is just BS. Nothing else. China can defeat india very easily within 2 to 3 months time. That is fact.
Re: india military is BS
by revulagaddasreenu (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 04:16 AM
did you mean cricket match?
Re: india military is BS
by Naresh Mehta (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 06:49 AM
lz do not be pessimistic.ur comment is taken as derogatory towards one of the finest Armies of of the world.that goes true for Indan Navy & Indian Air Force if u are comparing with 1962 war,let me plz remind u that the Indian forces were in 'infancy'& were not prepared.
Re: india military is BS
by Aurangzeb YusufKhan (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 06:57 AM
Sir i fully agree with u i hope there r more sane people like u in india who r aware of ground reality.
by Jyoti Kumar (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 01:35 AM | Hide replies
War between China and India will be good for the world. With reduced populations in both countries, there will be less world population to feed. More resources will become available to world population. Prices of commodities will come down. Both countries will become richer because they will have the same resources but less people to worry about.
Re: No match
by EastIndian (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 03:32 AM
which school did you go to sir?
Re: No match
by Amitabh Das (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 03:40 AM
Self sacrifice is the ultimate sacrifice. No matter which country you belong..india china or pak. Lets go and start with your own sacrifice so that people will have a better and lesss populated world to live in.
by Shankar (View MyPage) on Feb 02, 2012 01:33 AM
Looks like you guys are not going to satisfy...unless untill a war erupts...
Stop this India China non-sense.
china dont do war just buy india our netas will sell it cheap
by ramesh patil (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 08:05 PM | Hide replies
china,pls dont fight india.it will cost u billions and will be a nuke war.instead just spend say 10-20 billion $'s and buy out entire lok sabha and all our netas and thus avoid war and buy india.
it will be chindia,world largest market and world strongest country.
also we will no longer face attacks from maoists or pakistan and we will get peace and prosperity.
good deal for us all.
（三泰虎注：Lok Sabha ['ləuk'sʌbɑ:] [印度语]人民院，下院 ）
War with China
by Anandmurthy Kulkarni (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 08:05 PM | Hide replies
War is not solution for any disputes with neighboring country. But neighboring countries should understand that 'tolerance and silence' from India is not weakness of our country but there is a limit for everything. Beware........
Politicians are busy in making money
by kri thik (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 08:02 PM | Hide replies
politicians are busy in making money, loot india, We have no time to wage any WAR with anyone.
It might happen only if politicians can make money if india wages war
this will never happen!
by charan raj (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 07:51 PM | Hide replies
where is india and china . if war happen india has to go 30 year back in economic. india has only 276 billon on forex , china 1670 forex. i will be a foolish decision on war with china. if china is on war on india apprently pak will support china. think once what will happen both the side .india is now developing and never thinnk of war!. this shows us want to destroy india and china by war and lead us in top position. USA new game after middle east!!!!
USA kaadi daloing
by deepak kotnis (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 07:10 PM | Hide replies
sometimes they say china is getting aggressive, sometimes they say india is on offensive. They shud make up thier mind and stop putting fire. They dont want good sino-india ties.
USA igniting fire...
by Incredible India (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 07:03 PM | Hide replies
Jealous about defence deal going to France; US now started putting fire into the Indo-China relationship..
Uncle sam has lost his plan
by brian crasto (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 05:02 PM
US has been trying to villify China for a long time but no one is buying their story as they owe them in trillions of dollars.
by arungopal agarwal (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 04:36 PM | Hide replies
1962 cannot be repeated, but still we lack infrastructure in LOC at China border, quality of weapenary. But we should not worry much, as we are N power nation.
Somehow dispute with China is not based on hatred as with PAK.PAK politics is based on hatred against India. It can be resolved with open mindedness.
by hello xyz (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 01:40 PM | Hide replies
If the news is true I welcomm it.But India is always a peacful conutry
More work, less talk!
by Grizzly (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 01:35 PM
Nobody is seeking a conflict with china but we should always be ready!
It is the duty of govt to keep our forces ready and well armed to be able to deal with any situation!
And china is no exception!
There are no results from the long talks we have with chinese and they keep the border questions open despite all our polite posturing!
So, we should be ready in all respects.
by arungopal agarwal (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 12:57 PM | Hide replies
Concept of limited war is confusing and illusionary. War is fought to win not for limit.
Hardly any encounter took place in between India and China after 1962, We can say border dispute with China is negotiable or is not based on batred on religion fanatism. Today India is also having N power, those who have N power, others are to think 10 times to go beyond a certain limit.
Let us concentrate more on infrastructural development instead of such doublish issues.
by rahul arora (View MyPage) on Feb 01, 2012 01:13 PM
My dear friend limited war is a term used when you fight but not on full scale. Kargil is an example of the same. It was a limited war with pakistan. Ur right concentration should be on development and not all this but chinese can never be trusted, hence preparation is required to avoid a 1962.