AngloSaxonVangaurd wrote:.... The Indian navy will always be but an insignificant blip in the shadows of the Chinese navy,
can India really hope to achieve total naval supremacy over the Indian Ocean????
... Given the advantage in every aspect China enjoys over India now (with that gap only to grow in the coming decades) India will have to accept it will never become the Power it wishes to be.
India will have 3 Carrier battle groups by 2020, however they will be supported by a small and outdated escort fleet. Not enough to compete with Chinas 70+ escort fleet with far superior vessels and a far larger and more modern SSK/SSN force. China could field a single carrier battle group by 2020, but 2030 at the earliest before china develops the skills and experience until it becomes a true asset. China could if needed use land based aircraft to give limited air cover, but it isn't essential vs such a small outdated Indian Navy who's only advantage is 3 unprotected carriers.
... Chinas relationship with Pakistan is also vital, Pakistan will gradually re-arm its forces with modern Chinese military hardware.
Pakistan's air-force TODAY is already capable of challenging India's western air-forces alone.
Against China the Indian air-force would fall apart.
There is no room for China and India to co-exist as rival powers each aiming to dominate Asia and the world as the leading superpower, thus India will be forced to dismantle as a nation at the hands of China by means of Economic and Military superiority.
... China could steamroll India at anytime, 20 30 years ago the situation was very different, but this is now Chinas era which will last the next few 100 years at-least.
... Question is, will the USA or the EU come to India's aid? I wouldn't say so, and I would hope not. The consequences would be too great.
China will soon rule the waves,
and China's future depends on it if it wishes to protect its global trade routes.
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