Analysts and international specialists consider India lacks wage a limited war in Pakistani territory or the intellect and capabilities needed to carry out targeted strikes.
Most pros say successive Indian governments have been unable to build such capabilities. On the air force should carry out surgical air strikes against Pakistan Media chatter is resonating. But many consider it’d not be simple as Pakistan has robust air defence systems. Additionally, there are doubts about whether abilities have been assembled by India or possesses measures for non-traditional deterrence.
The authorities seems to have become a prisoner of its own bluster. “ The danger of being trapped in your own rhetoric is that you could be compelled into an aggressive response and then be ill-equipped to manage the escalation,” Shukla says.
Indian officials have cautioned against any adventurism following the military requesting the govt to consider ‘surgical strikes’, secret military operations or hot pursuance inside Pakistani territory, including that Pakistan is no Myanmar, where Indian Para-SF troops conducted an edge raid to take out militants in June 2015. “The government has to take into account that any strike inside Pakistan can escalate into an all-out war. Pakistan, naturally, regularly jeopardizes first-use of tactical nuclear weapons if India attacks it,” an official said.
India and Pakistan are facing a war-like situation after militants attacked an army base in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Sunday, killing 18 soldiers. India has blamed the attack on a Pakistan-based group. It accuses Pakistan of supporting ‘militant’ strikes in Kashmir and Jammu, which both claim in full but rule only in part.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently raised the stakes inside their decades-old feud by expressing support.