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"I don't think this ‘bania' India can attack on us,"Jamat-ut-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed's anti-Indian comments are still ringing in our minds, sometimes to the extent of hatred, frustration and aggression for the current situation.

Please note, the hatred is not for a nation called Pakistan because as Indians we are not in the habit of spewing hatred for nothing, but it is for the system we belong to which still believes in 'peace talks' even after losing hundreds of soldiers at the LoC.

But, there is nothing we can do unless our Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, opens his mouth even for once. The blood boils and the mind races to that one question, which I am sure every Indian is asking at this point of time: Why is India silent? Why is it not attacking? What do we lack-courage or ammunitions?

Is there any reality in Saeed's comments?

"India toh Pakistan par hamla kabhi nahi karega na kar sakta hai, yeh toh auraton vaali ladaai kar sakta hai.. (Neither India can and nor it will attack Pakistan... It can only fight like women)," said Saeed in an interview with a Pakistani News Channel.

His twitter account, that followed spewed further hatred saying,"I don't believe in the fantasy that India can ever attack Pakistan. This is not the Pakistan of 1971. Our Nukes are not for museums either."

But is there any truth in this? It is believed that India's defence forces are the second best, after China, with the Navy and airforce ahead of the clan. Pakistan on the other hand has lesser power and strength if compared to India.

A report on IBNLive compares figures of both the defences, which prove clearly that India stands ahead of Pakistan in every manner. The number of Indian Army Corps is 9, while Pakistan has just 8 Corps. The Indian Army has 13 lakh soldiers, while the Pakistan army has 6 lakh of them. Indians have 8 lakh combatants, while Pakistan has 5 lakh.

The Indian Navy comprises 55,000 troops, one aircraft carrier, 17 submarines that include the nuclear powered INS Chakra and over 20 other battleships. Pakistani Navy, on the other hand, has just 25,000 soldiers and about 16 ships.

Similarly, the Indian Army has over 4100 main battle tanks, while Pakistan has nearly 2500 of these fighting machines. The Indian Air Force has 1,70,000 combatants and has a strength of over 700 fighters and bombers, apart from 20 attack helicopters. On the contrary, Pakistan has just 45,000 combatants and just over 400 combat aircraft.

So India's weakness in terms of ammunitions can be firmly ruled out now...not yet.

Nuke doctrine restricts India's usage of Nuclear weapons

Nuclear power, a reason for concern?

Probably, because Pakistan is way ahead of us in terms of modern warfare. They have radar-laced AWACS aircraft that can give all the information regarding the enemy ships, aircraft and submarines. India has just three of them, while Pakistan has nine.

Nuclear warheads too could be a reason of concern for the Indian territory as Pakistan has 90 to 100 nuclear warheads, while India has just about 80.

Are we chained by the Nuclear Doctrine?

Very much, especially by the 'nuclear no-first-use' clause. India further maintains a non-nuclear doctrine, based on credible minimum deterrence.

Unlike India, Pakistan is not chained by any such clause that would restrain it from using the nuclear weapons against others. To add to its advantages, The Strategic Nuclear Command forms a part of Pakistan's National Command Authority, which is directly responsible in maneouvering the country's tactical and strategic planning to use nuclear weapons.

Peace talks or a 'no-nuclear' treaty?

With recent Jammu and Kashmir attacks, it is evident that peace is not the call of the time. Instead, India should involve Pakistan in a truce that would restrict the latter's usage of Nuclear power too. With trust built, peace comes automatically.

This, despite criticism from all quarters of the political fraternity who believe that 'peace' talks between Indian and Pakistani premiers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif would not help India in such a stage.

Talking is strongly recommended, but not over breakfast, but under the gun.

Beyond consolation

A relative of a policeman, gunned down by militants, weeps outside the Government Medical College hospital, in Jammu on Thursday.

Marks of warfare

A CRPF jawan showing bullet marks at the Hiranagar police station, which was stormed by militants and in which four policemen were killed in Jammu on Thursday.

The injured taken to hospital

An injured policeman being shifted to Government Medical College hospital after a twin terror attack by militants in which four policemen were killed in Jammu on Thursday.

The injured

An injured person being shifted to Government Medical College hospital after a terror attack by militants at Hiranagar police station in Kathua district of Jammu on Thursday.

Militant attack

Samba army camp attacked by militants.

In Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omer Abdullah addressing a press confrence in Srinagar on Thursday.

In Samba

Army jawans carry weapons during an encounter with militants in Samba on Thursday. Heavily-armed militants, dressed in army fatigues, attacked a police station in Kathua on Thursday before targeting an army camp in nearby Samba.

In Samba

Police men stand guard during an encounter between the army and militants in Samba on Thursday. Heavily-armed militants, dressed in army fatigues, attacked a police station in Kathua on Thursday before targeting an army camp in nearby Samba.

In Kathua

The SHO's office at Hira Nagar Police Station which was attacked by the militants in Kathua district on Thursday. Heavily-armed militants, dressed in army fatigues, attacked the police station in Kathua on Thursday before targeting an army camp in nearby Samba.

In Kathua

A pool of blood at Hira Nagar Police Station which was attacked by the militants in Kathua district on Thursday. Heavily-armed militants, dressed in army fatigues, attacked the police station in Kathua on Thursday before targeting an army camp in nearby Samba.

In Samba

Army jawans take positions during an encounter with the militants in Samba on Thursday. Heavily-armed militants, dressed in army fatigues, attacked a police station in Kathua on Thursday before targeting an army camp in nearby Samba.

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