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The military preparedness of a country is essential for the maintenance of peace and stability of the country. It requires military preparedness, vigilance, and rigorous training. It eventually prepares the enemy for the crucial circumstances of whatsoever kind of conflict or scenario falls upon. The military induction of the latest weaponry and advancement in technology signifies the maintenance of stability in the region, thus promoting peace. Therefore Pakistan consolidating conventional deterrence is important to fight the enemy’s aggression.

Deterrence has always remained a fundamental notion in the maintenance of peace throughout history. Thus, military up-gradation becomes a symbol of peace, by creating conventional deterrence in the already volatile South Asian region. Pakistan has recently

inducted the VT-4 tank, in the pursuit to modernize the military in a fast-changing era of military modernization and warfare. The VT-4 Tank is compatible with the world’s modern tanks; it integrates advanced amour protection, fire-power capabilities, maneuverability, and the latest technology. The up-gradation of military technology is essential to give an edge over the aggressive enemy.

For more than two decades Pakistan and India have stepped into the nuclear domain, but the importance of conventional deterrence for the maintenance of strategic stability can’t be overruled, especially when the enemy tries to exploit the space below the nuclear belt. India has always tried to get in the way of strategic stability by embarking upon limited war strategies. A number of military doctrines have been introduced by India in the last few years. The Cold Start Doctrine was introduced in 2004, a blitzkrieg kind of strategy by India, to intrude into Pakistan’s geographical territory, and capture it as a bargaining chip; the 2017 Joint Armed Force doctrine, followed by Land Warfare Doctrine-2018 (LWD-18), were all orthodox offensive strategies to punish Pakistan through various means of territorial, cyber and space.

The currently in view military policy of Theatre Command Structure by India is another step towards military aggressive Indian posture, by creating theatres, inculcating the tri-services and inflicting maximum damage to the enemy, is the new aggressive Indian strategy in the pipeline. In the view of these aggressive military strategies, the limited war under the nuclear threshold could potentially become a conflict accelerator, disturbing the strategic stability in the region with disastrous consequences.

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