ARMY WARNS PM: CHINA
CAN DEPLOY 500,000 TROOPS ON LAC
Deploy low yield battle field nukes
along the Indo-China border and reduce conventional forces to indicate how
quickly you are planning to decimate any attacking force. Also, depopulate a 25
mile swathe of territory to confirm you mean business. As for the Paki nukes,
I learnt nuclear strategy from a real genius (my dear friend, the late, Phillip Windsor) at the LSE more than 35 years ago (and the intervening years) and confirm that the Pakistanis are the only country to adopt wholesale Thomas Schelling's advocacy of brinkmanship in deterrence, which even the US and the USSR declined to espouse because they feared miscalculation. But India is a soft touch and the Pakistani officers, trained in US academies and familiar with the deterrence literature, have calculated correctly that knocking out an Indian city may not lead to retaliation because terrified Indian politicians will sue for peace rather than risk losing more.