There have been suggestions that India should increase its role in the South China Sea, another region that has seen salami slicing by China. Argument is that this would put pressure on China as it eyes to change status quo along LAC (Line of Actual Control).
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India has no claim in the SCS so why should they begin to stick their nose into a conflict in which they stand absolutely no chance, especially if they cant event remember to close the hatch of a brand new submarine. If India was a claimant state, it would be different, but you are not.
I reviewed the entire DOD report on China and what they are doing in the south china sea. This was my final report for my political science class. This is a very profound step in china essentially building naval choke points. The whole debacle of them building artificial islands, so they can lay claim to international waterways is a threat to allies in the region. However In that report no where was India 's naval might mentioned as a potential ally for naval combat against China in the SCS (south china sea). Also it is very likely even for the US' naval might, that it can look very bloody. We would surely need as many allies to help if something did popoff. However many of the island's roles seemed to be intended for logistical, and aviation purposes. Surely we could guess what that means. I think given that India is the second largest nation in terms of population. An enormous army would better serve as an invasion force, while nations of larger naval prowess handle the waterways. Although India having the 7th largest navy in the world partnered with America its partnership alone 'could' be sufficient enough as combined they'd have 710 naval assets. 21 Aircraft carriers, 1 from India. China has a 714 naval assets including 1 aircraft carrier. I hope nothing comes of this. This would truly be a terrible war for all involved. i just hope having all those aircraft carriers pays off.
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