Given the present strength of the two armies ,Chances of India's cold start to achieve the desired objectives in a given period in the future at any level , form ''surgical to punitive strikes'' to a full scale ''Cold start'' operation . what some Indian brothers don't understand is that due to geographical constraints Pakistan will not have the flexibilty to loose space and strategicaly important areas.
Pakistan army will resist the agression with it's full might to stall the Indian forces at ALL levels .
The Indian agression even when it is supposed to be time - and place specfic , as the Cold start doctrine suggests , there is no doubt that it will be encountered by Pakistan by Full force.
It is a well accepted FACT that Due to (MAD) india can never win a full scale Conventional war. however some indian brothers still harbour the notion of winning sort of a mini war. New delhi cannot guarantee that a limited strike will not escalate to a full scale war and It is again a Fact that a full scale nuclear exchange will destroy both countries.
Indian leadership's exaggerated sense of it's armed forces' Capabilities is quite risky and dangerous for the sub-continent.
Indian army's failure to achieve desired objectives through a limited war based on envisaged strategy Might force the leaders to push for a full scale Nuclear exchange which will prove disastrous for both countries.
Paksitan's existing critical deficiencies and growing conventional asymmetry vis-a-vis India could fforce paksitan to lower it's nuclear threshold and lowering the nuclear threshold will destabilize the whole region
There is no scope of a cold start strategy in Indo-Pak circumstance. Subcontinent is not Europe where USSR and USA could validate their strategies, where the ultimate loosers were to be the Europeans.
India and Pakistan need a more prudent approach and 19th century limited war concepts promoted by Clausewitz and liddel hart can't be replicated in 21st century between two neighbourly countries which have very high stakes to defend and protect over Thirteen hundred Million People.