India’s show of military might at the Vayu shakti 2010 at Pokaran was fantastic. The air power was displayed before an august audience of defense chiefs, defense and other ministers and altogether it was superb display. Great,India is going great guns. Is this display meant to feed the ego of the ordinary Indian or is it meant to frighten our war mongering neighbors?
If this display is meant for the aam admi then the purpose is defeated as he is not bothered about the defense. If it is meant to frighten the neighbors then we are totally mistaken as they know that when we threaten others this is just a tall talk. Just as barking dogs seldom bite a barking Indian seldom react. This passive attitude is seen in Australia and other places.
We can only talk. We cannot act and these costly are show pieces that are not meant to be used. Even if Pak attacks India we have to get the permission of the US. That is our fate.