Can INDIA beat CHINA in a full fledged war today?

Author- Utkarsh Sharma

As we know India and China,both are the greatest economic powerhouses. Presently,china has the 2nd largest economy in the world behind the united states, although according to Fortune “America’s economy will not be the world’s largest for much longer”. According to some analysts, in the near future India also has a chance of becoming the world’s largest economy again.
Many analysts also believe that India could beat China in a full fledged war. But how!!
Lets take a look at the firepower of both countries.

INDIA

  • GDP= $2.3 Trillion
  • DEFENSE BUDGET= $52.2B
  • ACTIVE PERSONNEL = $1.4M
  • TANKS = 5978
  • AFVs = 6704
  • ARTILLERY= 7414
  • JETS= 900(ACTIVE)
  • AC= 1
  • DESTROYER= 11
  • FRIGATES= 14
  • SUBMARINES= 15
CHINA
  • GDP= $11 Trillion
  • DEFENSE BUDGET= $146B
  • ACTIVE PERSONNEL = $2.3M
  • TANKS = 9150
  • AFVs = 4788
  • ARTILLERY= 6426
  • JETS= 1300(ACTIVE)
  • AC= 1
  • DESTROYER= 25
  • FRIGATES= 42
  • SUBMARINES= 58

Firepower of China seems more powerful than India. But,still India will take advantage of its location in war. India has enough military hardware which are capable to stop Chinese invasion on ground as well as in air. And, in the meantime, Indian navy would be able to block the whole Indian ocean region. Most of the Chinese commercial ships have to cross IOR. And blocking this region will make a hard punch on China’s economy. China will not be able to endure this and it’s economy will start collapsing. Moreover,Chinese military will not have to defend against India, but, they also have to defend against Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan and many more. It is possible that US would also support India,and
deploy their naval vessels in IOR to warn Chinese navy. As the war stretches for long, China will not be able to fight, because of its collapsing economy. After this, both nations have to agree for ceasefire under UN mandate.

Source:The Infographics Show