Tactical Talk (Update) Pakistan views India’s cold start doctrine as a real threat to its security and is unwilling to give up the defensive mechanism it has built to counter this threat, officials and experts said.
India’s cold start doctrine, and the tactical weapons that Pakistan has made to counter this threat, drew international attention when US President Barack Obama mentioned them at his news conference.
A Pakistani expert explained that the cold start doctrine or the proactive operations strategy, as India now preferred to call it, was not a putative or ‘hypothetical’ theory.
“It’s neither merely a concept nor a myth. It is an operationalized reality that has compelled Pakistan to take suitable deterrence measures,’ the expert added.
Pakistan had taken “minimal measures to credibly deter India” across the strategic, operational and tactical spectrum of threat; the expert further added.