- Mar 14, 2022
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Unlike India, Pakistan's war plans do not involve occupying a massive portion of enemy territory. And Pakistan does not want or need to compete with India at a platform level.It doesn't matter much *why* India's economy is larger in this context. The fact is that India has a larger economic engine to draw upon than Pakistan, and it is sustainable in the long-term for continuous growth.
Pakistan does not. In the future it won't be able to compete at an equal level because its economy cannot sustain it.
You are assuming Pakistan will try to copy everything India does. Pakistan deters India from starting a war in an economical manner.A healthy economy forms the backbone of a powerful military and R&D. India has this. Pakistan does not.
Indians want to bring AMCA into the battlefield, Pakistan cannot develop and produce 5th gen jets on its own; so Pakistan collaborates with Turkey on KAAN, and always has the J-35 option. Pakistan gets 5th gen capabilities at a small fraction of the cost.
Indian Navy has shit loads of surface ships. Pakistan Navy with a budget of 600 million dollars gets some modern frigates and submarines and focuses on sea denial ops - deters Indian Navy.