The Indian army has predicted a war with its nuclear-armed neighbor China by 2017 as Beijing continues to strengthen its military muscle.
A secret military exercise, called ‘Divine Matrix’, by the Indian troops visualized a war scenario with China, the Hindustan Times reported Saturday.
“A misadventure by China is very much within the realm of possibility with Beijing trying to position itself as the only power in the region,” a senior army officer told the daily following the maneuver.
An Indian military’s assessment has outlined that Beijing would rely on information warfare (IW) to bring New Delhi down on its knees.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Pentagon released a report warning that China was busily trying to arm its forces with weapons that can be used to nullify the superiority of any naval and air power that could disrupt the balance of region.
China is concerned about growing ties between Washington and New Delhi. A controversial deal allowing India access to civilian nuclear technology has not been well-received among Chinese officials.
New Delhi, meanwhile, is suspicious of Chinese relations with India’s long-time rival Pakistan.
India and China fought a brief but bloody war over border dispute in 1962 with a decisive victory for the Chinese.