India Announces Huge Military Drills Along Pakistan Border

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Sources claim that the massive exercises will involve a large amount of equipment and troops, with a focus on rapid strike units.

In a move which could increase tensions, India will reportedly carry out military exercises in the western state of Rajasthan, according to INP. Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors are high due to a number of factors, and it seems unlikely that war games in border regions will do anything to defuse the situation.

Rapid strike units to be focus of military exercises

The focus of the exercise is believed to be quick, high-intensity attacks on enemy territory, and will involve armored units, artillery pieces and infantry maneuvers. According to sources quoted by INP, the exercises will be the largest of their kind in recent times.

War games are scheduled for October-November, with a particular emphasis on the 21 Corps, one of three main “strike corps” of the Indian Army. Despite this focus, the exercises will involve nearly all of the Southern Army Command, according to a report in The Times of India. India currently boasts the world’s second largest standing army.

“The exercise, which will peak towards end-November, will also include a major airdrop of paratroopers behind (simulated) enemy lines. Such a large exercise is usually held once in four years to validate, fine-tune war-fighting strategies,” said one source cited by INP.

India informs Pakistan of troop movements under protocol

Movements of armored vehicles and infantry units have already been noticed from Jhansi to Hyderabad, and sources claim that the Pakistani government “is being informed” of the scheduled military exercises, in accordance with the “advance notice” protocol in place between the two nations.

The protocol obliges both sides to inform the other of any major movement of military assets when they are not at war. The Pakistani government has revealed that a formal notice of the planned exercises has been received from India.

M.K. Narayanan, former National Security Advisor, believes that when conflict occurs between two neighbors, one of the biggest risk factors is not being able to predict how the situation will escalate. “Both countries are nuclear powers, so both have a lot to lose if the relationship escalates into a conflict,” Narayanan told a joint meeting of 10 Rotary Clubs.

High-tech military equipment to be tested

Media reports have claimed that India may test its nuclear weapons, heavy artillery and drones in the exercises. Up to 30,000 troops may also be involved, with activity predicted to peak towards the end of November.

According to Daily Pakistan the drills will involve the use of surveillance images gathered by satellites and drones, in addition to ground and airborne radars. An airdrop of paratroopers behind enemy lines will also be simulated.

Defense analysts in Pakistan do not see the exercises as cause for alarm. India has been undertaking large military exercises around every 4 years for a considerable time. Instead of worrying about Indian war games, they suggest that Pakistan concentrate on improving its own military capabilities.

Many commentators point to Kashmir as the primary source of conflict between the two nations, but the situation is in fact far more complicated. Alongside historical disputes, a number of other geopolitical factors are increasingly affecting relations.

Geopolitical situation complicated in Asia

While India has traditionally maintained close ties with Russia, Pakistan has found an ally in China. This friendship is cause for unease in New Delhi given its historic enmity with Beijing.

China and Pakistan have agreed a huge raft of important deals in recent years, including plans for a huge $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Although Chinese cooperation with Pakistan may be viewed with suspicion in India, the fact that part of the corridor runs through Kashmir has ratcheted up tensions.

India has also accused Pakistan of supporting terrorist groups which have carried out attacks on Indian soil, and contribute to ongoing regional instability. At the same time, Islamabad has signed a number of important defense deals with China, including the purchase of 8 submarines.

Other defense deals are also being discussed with Russia as Pakistan modernizes its armed forces. It had been hoped that the accession of both India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization would improve relations between the two neighbors, but so far that does not look to be the case.

The regional grouping is dominated by Russia and China, and both nations have expressed an interest in working to end the enmity between India and Pakistan in the interests of regional prosperity. Thus far it seems as though the historic rivalry continues to make normal relations impossible.

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69 Comments on "India Announces Huge Military Drills Along Pakistan Border"

  1. We can judge a man by his treatment of animals–Immanuel Kant.
    Go slaughter your cow. Just remember what happened in Pak one year ago. Those Muslim animals came and slaughtered your children in Peshawar.

  2. Yeah, the Indian army has shown restraint for many years. The time will come when you get crushed and bombed the same way as your ISIS bretheren. Get ready for an east and west onslaught. We will destroy the middle east and outskirt muslim countries like Pakistan. Your bloody nation wasn’t even supposed to be an Islamic Republic according to your forefathers. They are probably turning in their graves over the state of Pakistan.

  3. Dear Jag Nathan,
    Nawaz Sharif and Raheel Sharif are not cowards. They are intelligent enough to avoid any possible conflict between the two countries. Hazards of war are not hidden from anyone.

  4. Modi is very untrustworthy and that makes the whole region in jeopardy. Fall out of the any Indian misadventure could be too hazardous for world powers to handle.
    The world is once again changing very rapidly and I genuinely feel that we are heading for another world war. This world war will bring more destructions to humanity in general.
    Indian and Pakistan people shall better be peaceful than become case study.

  5. Better be prepared and don’t take things easy. Modi is very untrustworthy and that makes the whole region in jeopardy.Fall out of the any Indian misadventure could be too dangerous for world powers to handle.

  6. The effects of the exercise would be highly dangerous ,if the wind blows to wards Pakistan. Epedemic of air born and chemical exolsion of the shell and rockets, would be the root cause of aerial born diseases, if what, if India advance hid drill and turn into invasion, is Pakistan would be able to defend, a sudden, rapid attack. My advise to Pakistan, let it get ready for advance and leathal defencive items, as well counter attack on navalsite, including deep pentration of the WMD, to stop the sudden movement. Remember India Knows this area is fasted to break Pakistan according to Indian Plan, and this the first steps to ward the planned war. As a matter is how India will acts as Pakistan takes a action in Kashmir.

  7. Muhammad Adeel Sheikh | Oct 6, 2015, 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm |

    Love U bro, Pakistan Flag raising high in Jammu and Kashmir.. after decades of Indian military terrorism on Kashmiri people.. U already lost Bro :*

  8. Keep laughing. Costs non one anything and its healthy for your body and mind. We have already set the agenda for you Pakis and its well on its ways. Proof – Nawaz Sheriff and his lieutenants at UN begging to stop India.

  9. Going by the comments here, the only thing unstable I see here are minds of Indian population. And that should be very embarrassing for you all … provided you have working senses to sense it all. Its old Indian habit of mobilizing the resources to Pak border where they enjoy camping and BBQ at tax payers expense for weeks and months and then unilaterally withdraw eventually seeing the red line. All this while, you all get this false impression of their capabilities and you all start dancing like clowns … now this is truly unstable behavior … isn’t it? LOL … dude this is Pakistan you are dealing with, not Bhutan or some small weak country which you “may” be able to scare … and some Indians dream of competing with China … ROFL … and I agree with you, we are very dangerous LOL and you are unstable.

  10. The fact that you guys are unstable and dangerous isn’t something you should be proud of. Its an embarassment, and the reason nobody wants to do business in Pakistan.

  11. Nothing, just displaying in a non combat safe mode all of the gear etc bought using tax payers money LOL

  12. Can easily say India is root cause for trouble in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kashmir by employing Taliban and occupied forces to terrorise the innocent population. China needs to act once and for all to end this menace, for peace and prosperity in the region. RAW is totally exposed now. No wonder India banned the movie Waar, can’t allow ordinary Indians to find the truth.

  13. Muhammad Adeel Sheikh | Sep 26, 2015, 9:29 am at 9:29 am |

    LOL , Although i’m not one of those who quarrel on Indo-Pakistan relationship but Mr. Jag Nathan you made me Laugh Loud. I love to see true and propaganda free Media in US and India so people should be better educated besides getting malfunctioned Information.. take care

  14. India is provoking pakistan and distract pakistani forces who are killing Indian Terrorist Organization RAW terrorist from pakistan, every one knew RAW is funding terrorist inside afganistan to carry out attacks on nato and pakistan. There are 17 indian consulate along side pakistan afganistan border which are main source of money for terrorist

  15. Please keep your dumb war games on your side of the border just what exactly is india trying to prove here??

  16. so you are admitting you like to molest kids and goats…..damn pakistanis are crazy.

    they hate indians so much that they would molest their own kids and video taping other people doing bad things to them.

    vote trump! he gets it that paksitan is an enemy of the world.

  17. I will give you that, more then Military defeat it was a political one, but ok i give you the credit, Ok now go and drink some cow piss, as i slaughter a cow for Eid, you want me to send you the balls of the Cow,since you are lacking some.

  18. Iqbal M. Chaudary Tufail | Sep 25, 2015, 12:25 am at 12:25 am |

    I meant that.. and good at

  19. Iqbal M. Chaudary Tufail | Sep 25, 2015, 12:24 am at 12:24 am |

    I believe Modi is a paper tiger, he needs to go back to mountains for yoga, hat is what he is goo at……….wherever he goes he buys stuff, a fool wasting money of a poor country.

  20. Why no earth can’t you read or refer to the studies being carried out by the international strategies organizations, notably the king institution in England about the capabilities of the armies in the sub continent. India is humanity’s ahole

  21. So you finally got it Mad Hater ROFL

  22. Raj Kishen Kashyap | Sep 24, 2015, 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |

    LOL to you too Charley’s Uncle NuT

  23. Think of the logistics before 1.25 can even come close to Pakistan … 75% will die on the way, conservative estimates … I guess if whatever left in India can come all the way to the border, it will be very easy for Pak Army to the job … no?

  24. Just to educate you a little, it wasn’t US which defeated USSR … LOL … it was definitely US which lost the war after it was won … I am pretty sure you will have difficulty understanding this :D

  25. Tum tau angrez kee auladein ho’n, tum ko tau angrezi aanee hee chaliye LOL … atleast kutch nahi tau BS kernay kay liye yahaa’n … baqi raha IQ aur education kee baat tau your comment truly shows your misplaced gauges of Education and IQ … not entirely unexpected :D

  26. 4 times ROFL

  27. Spot on, we have definitely done it to you guys LOL

  28. Obviously your HUGE “armed” forces can’t do anything other than practices to hold the rifles and pretend to aim and all, the thing you all can definitely do is BS LOL … keep it coming, just shows/confirms how full of S$%^ you are :D

  29. Keep dreaming … wonderland is the place for you LOL

  30. 1971 war was not only resulted into the birth of new nation call Bangladesh but it was the result of what could happened if Indian Army goes offensive…remember 90000 Coward Shemale Porki soldiers were on their knees….LOL…so you better seat in the corner and pray to your lulla to keep you safe from us…even if we all Indians will piss one day together you’ll get drained off….

  31. Burn in the fire of jealousy Rapistani LOL lovin’ it … I wonder why the people of the “great” superpower of the world are obsessed with Pakistan so much … Pak must be doing something right LOL

  32. Our Foreign Policy is back footed, retarded and much more. So what? Modi, BJP and RSS have put the fear of Lord into Raheel, Nawaz and everyone else who is countable in Pakistan. The fact your Sartaz spends the better part of his days collecting evidence, calling anyone who would take his cal to cry over the phone about India proves the point. The fact that every other mickey mouse who is a politician, bureaucrat or general in Pakistan talks about nuking India just tells us we are hitting you where it really hurts and there is nothing Pakis can do other than tell us our F Policy is backfooted. Cheers Modi Cheers.

  33. Porkistan, the axis of terrorism, poverty and negativity.

  34. its camel piss.

  35. That’s not a problem for them because they are masters of deception and will divert billions of grant money from its masters such as US, Arab and China into funding terrorism.

  36. See who’s talking after getting kicked in their a0ss four times by India…This is called stupidity.

  37. See who’s talking after getting kicked in their ass four times by India…This is called stupidity.

  38. Yes, and they raped your foremothers and converted you into muslim species.

  39. this guy pakzee molests kids and goats.

  40. Raj Kishen Kashyap | Sep 24, 2015, 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm |

    A Muslim’s Mind S ITTING (No Spelling Mistake there) ON THE NUCLEAR SEAT?Your B-A-L-L-S will soon be toast when the seat explodes.

  41. Raj Kishen Kashyap | Sep 24, 2015, 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm |

    Hey pakzee,And you seem to have BIG ONES I see but you punk,take care.I think you have HYDROCELE.Do you know what that is?Your Family Jewels are about to burst and water will flow instead of the real Juice which is what makes MEN.You are Trans.

  42. I Love Pakistan | Sep 24, 2015, 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm |

    Keep on dreaming you cannot even control the Muslim population living in India they clearly violates you in open …
    showing of their force and rejecting your society !
    just
    be fearful as if one day they rise you will once again be begging like
    your forefathers who were bending their knees in front of Muslim
    rulers for more then 1000 YEARS

    YES DO YOU REMEMBER what you have been doing for more then 1000 YEARS..

    So
    don’t challenge Pakistan first deal with the MUSLIM LIONS living in
    your country I am sure you do know your history so earn something from
    it.

  43. I Love Pakistan | Sep 24, 2015, 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm |

    Keep on dreaming you cannot even control the Muslim population living in India they clearly violates you in open …
    showing of their force and rejecting your society !
    just be fearful as if one day they rise you will once again be begging like your forefathers were doing by bending their knees in front of Muslim rulers DO YOU REMEMBER what you have been doing for 1000 YEARS..

    So don’t challenge Pakistan first deal with the MUSLIM LIONS living in your country I am sure you do know your history so earn something from it.

  44. Muhammad Adeel Sheikh | Sep 24, 2015, 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm |

    Once again after several failed Indian tactic and back footed foreign policy, Indians Govt. are again trying to hype up the Eastern borders of Pakistan to divert the Pak Army concentration from successful operations on West border to Afghanistan. Indian terrorism support via Afghanistan has been badly shackled and once again they are taking back step in Afghanistan and the conspiracy theories were rumored within the International media for last 2 to 3 month has been thrown to dust bins.. It is highly possible that in Current conditions Indians will back out form these military drills because of International pressures..

  45. I Love Pakistan | Sep 24, 2015, 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm |

    I can only tell you one thing YOU DON’T WANT TO TEST A Muslim’s Mind SITTING ON THE NUCLEAR SEAT ..
    INDIA DO NOT REALIZE THIS That what can happen by testing Pakistan limits.
    It is almost impossible to handle Palestinian with stones in their hand against heavy armed Israel so do you think it is wise to test someone with a huge military and arms experience in battlefield and who are ready to be martyred for their country and ISLAM.
    I will strongly suggest international leaders and Media as they have lot to loose in nuclear fallout to stop this EXTREMIST HINDU FANATIC MOODI from its schemes which can defiantly effect the whole world …

  46. Maybe so then why is the world so demanding of Iran to stop and lets Pakistan go scott free. Pakistan is more dangerous with the Taliban and other terrorists freely moving around in the country. What if tomorrow a radical General takes over the entire world knows that Saudi Arabia has a say in Pakistan. The anti American shift of Pakistan is due to Saudi Arabia’s anger against US.

  47. No offense but why is the Army not allowing a duly elected Democratic prime minister from being friendly with India. What way will Kashmir solve or help the common people in Pakistan. The Kashmir issue helps the army to stay in power along with religious leaders who in turn will at least get 10% on what ever they buy from any country just calculate 10% of 1 Billion =100000000.

  48. Offensive, that needs B-A-L-L-S, which you guys lack.

  49. hahaha, your fore fathers were slave of Muslims, thats never going to change, thats the bitter truth, get over it or have a cup of cow piss.

  50. hahaha, keep on dreaming, Pakistan does not matter, Many Muslim countries, only one India, where you can drink your cocktail of cow piss, hmm wonder you be able to do that, if there is no India?

  51. Will it be the cow piss, you been drinking?

  52. Sorry Tahir Mian to note the Lack of IQ&Education you possess to not able to differentiate between “SCARED”&SCARCE revealing not just yours but the caliber of the Paki community.Besides Mian Tahir the media that informs me about the military exercise is American&not HINDUSTAN where I come from.

  53. Pakistan is in fact a nightmare of state-sponsored jihadist terrorism inside and outside of its borders. Except for a tiny elite, the country only offers unimaginable squalor and poverty for its people. It has featured a string of unbelievably incompetent and corrupt governments that have exported Islamic terrorism to distant continents, as far as the UK and the USA. Pakistan harbors the world’s top terrorists who are allowed to live inside its borders with impunity, free to continue conspiring and plotting mass murder. Pakistan has launched three wars of aggression in its blood-soaked history, all against India, all of which Pakistan lost. Pakistan builds nuclear weapons and nuclear-capable missiles, which it sells the technology for to any and all comers, no questions asked. Pakistan sucks up gifts such as weapons and supplies, intelligence data from the US, and especially financial aid packages from the rest of the world, and either squirrels the money away into various numbered accounts, or passes along as loot to jihad terrorists and other enemies of the Free World. Barbaric shariah laws viciously run riot and leave an ever-growing pile of broken and dead bodies in its wake. Pakistan’s police and military murder journalists who question how and why such a horrid state of affairs has come to pass. And on and on.

    Over sixty years of ignominious history has not been kind to the decision to create Pakistan. Pakistan itself is a bleeding sore in South Asia, and its continued existence is a shame if not an ongoing crime against humanity. If the past 64 years have proven anything, they prove that, Pakistan does not deserve sovereignty, nor does it deserve to be treated as a member of the family of nations.

    Given these incontrovertible facts, may I humbly suggest that Pakistan no longer be referred to as “Pakistan”, the so-called ‘Land of the Pure”. Merely mentioning the name is, in a way, tacitly accepting its existence, which right-thinking people everywhere should instantly reject. So, from this point onwards, let us call that place by a more culturally and historically correct name: “Muslim-occupied India”. For India was a Hindu land for thousands of years before the invading barbarians of Islam appeared to seize Hindu lands and slaughter its inhabitants, which laid the groundwork for the eventual Muslim calamitous maladministration of that same land.

    In a just world, such mistakes would be reversed. One day, let us hope, let us work towards the day that Muslim-occupied India becomes Bharat once again.

  54. Arre yaar…enough of the drills. Start the offensive and rid this planet of these bewakoof Muslims.

  55. India is (So called Hindustan) is getting SCARED from Pakistan.India is so scarce even there Media doing propaganda machine each and every day

  56. very poor thinking all you Indian please get life always thinking whiping off Great nation (Pakistan)

  57. INDIA is slowly but surely tightening the noose around the PAKISTAN’s Neck.It must have done its due diligence of its swat analysis to decide to proceed with this excercise.China is observing closely&evaluating to be or not to be involved since the stakes&risks are high for CHINA too.It is a brilliant move by INDIA&a perfect timing as well.

  58. Haha… 6 minutes… After first strike…. Pakistan will be wiped out of the map…. India will still exist. Besides Believe me… If all 1.25 billion piss at same time… Pakistan will wash away … no need of nukes

  59. “India may not have time to retaliate in response?” Haha… 6 minutes… After first strike…. Pakistan will be wiped out of the map…. India will still exist. Besides Believe me… If all 1.25 billion piss at same time… Pakistan will wash away … no need of nukes

  60. Believe me India may not have time to retaliate in response of Pakistan nuke attack being a far sophisticated arsenal, as India will be wipe off from world map. I’m sure Pakistan may not be able to stand with India on conventional war for more than 2 weeks and the last option would be using the nuke arsenal.

  61. Aayo na kebbi khushbo lega kay…. LOL

  62. @XPlanetuser – LOL you are funny. Clearly your mentally challenged – so you must be from the Terrorist State of Porkistan.

  63. Perfect. India should try and bankrupt Porkistan.

  64. Now Pakistan will do the drill in a few weeks too. It will cost India a fraction of GDP and will cost Pakistan a fortune. India has learned how US defeated USSR. Make the cost of parity so high that it bogs the country down. Hope Pakistan has learned its own lesson that competing with India is not a solution to its problems.

  65. India got a kick in the butt from China in 1960 when Nehru ignored their peaceful offer of territorial negotiations. We need a repeat of this.

  66. India’s military exercise is a serious display of conventional power on the border with Pakistan. Their military will understand the consequences better than the politicians. They have a habit of brandishing nuclear weapons to neutralize India’s response for the cross border terrorism. Unlike past governments in India, no more of this will be tolerated by Modi. India has the capability to strike Pakistan on the entire 2000 mile border simultaneously with conventional forces. If Pakistan thinks it can drop a nuclear bomb on India in retaliation, that will be the last day that nation will exist as a nation. India’s nuclear triad system for retaliation is in the final check-off.

  67. Paid Hindu lackey. Probably sucks uncircumcised Hindu roosters too.

  68. disqus_fl9zft2qBd | Sep 24, 2015, 9:22 am at 9:22 am |

    Wherever Muslims are involved no peace is possible. Muslims are deeply religious and no humanity, no respect to other religions.

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