Book The last war : how AI will shape India's final showdown with China / Pravin Sawhney.
Publication year: 2022.
Call Number U821.C6 S29 2022
Media class: Book
Publisher: New Delhi : Aleph Book Company
ISBN: 9789391047184 9391047181
Extent: xxxiv, 390 pages ; 24 cm
"If India and China were to fight a war in the near future, India faces the prospect of losing the war within ten days. China could take Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh with a minimum loss of life, and there is very little that India could do about it. This is because the Indian military is preparing for the wrong war. In this eye-opening and disquieting book, military expert and bestselling author Pravin Sawhney explains in great detail how this alarming scenario could play out. ... The primary battleground will not be on land but in cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum. The Last War explains why it's critical that India works to prevent such a war ever taking place. It should avoid focusing on joint combat with the US, whose power in the region is weakening. Instead, India should seek to make peace with China and Pakistan, its main adversaries at the moment, while simultaneously working to enhance its military and technological strengths in areas that it hasn't focused its resources on. Only then will the country's borders be firmly secure, and the region's future peace and prosperity be assured."--
Book I. Cooperative security. China's Sputnik moment -- Two security architectures -- Book II. Threats to India. The politicization of the Indian military -- The myth of two-front war -- Ladakh: the gathering storm -- Book III. The future of war. The future of war -- Human command and robot control -- The invisible war -- Missile war -- Drone war -- The nuclear war -- Book IV. The last war. India's final showdown with China.