Two-front war: a debate for more opulent times
There is no overarching vision that would incorporate new-age thinking on warfare and understand the importance of right institutional structures
In the last few weeks, India has witnessed a vigorous debate on its ability to fight a two-front war against Pakistan and China simultaneously. The Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, has for long been asking his soldiers to be ready for a two-front war against China and Pakistan. Speaking at Panjab University last month, Lt General Surinder Singh seemingly repudiated this idea: “People keep talking about a two-front war. It is never a good idea, never a smart idea to fight a two-front war." In order to avoid such a situation, Singh suggested improving relations with China so that India has some leverage against Pakistan.