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India's new land warfare doctrine is not a credible deterrent to China, Pak

The military threat from Pakistan comes from its increasing interoperability with the PLA, combined with the high geo-strategic stakes that China has in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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The Land Warfare Doctrine, released  by the Indian army on December 19 is a disappointing document. Its drafters have read the wrong warfare literature – lifting ideas from American writings, instead of drawing on China’s 2015 military reforms.

Had the Indian army studied China – which is India’s bigger military challenger – closely, it would have identified its threats correctly. And felt embarrassed declaring that “the Indian army shall be the primary instrument of the overall deterrence capability of the nation.”

The real threat from China 

The military threat from China comes from its strategic and operational joint-ness.

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 10:11 AM IST

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