Where did you hear that from? Seriously, I really want to know who has been saying stuff like that and getting people to believe it.Originally Posted by quantumlight
Don't you think that if you nuked Russia's tanks during the border clashes that they would have destroyed your country?
Anyway, as for the original thread, fighting India would be a logistical nightmare for Chinese forces, and fighting Russia at the same time would be disasterous. While I do not agree that numbers are irrellevant (I think most of the Russian General Staff would disagree with that), I doubt that the Chinese could prevent the conflict from going nuclear. Once it went nuclear, the Russians have a massive advantage, and China is doomed.
A more interesting situation is Pakistan and China vs India. That would be a bloody war, and I don't think that the winner could be easily determined. The difficulties work both ways in that conflict. China would find it impossible to use their numbers against India (it being logistically almost impossible to supply large armies with such limited infrastructure), however the Indians would be required to divide their forces, and they face much the same problem as they advance into Pakistan. Mountainous terrain populated with armed muslims is hardly the best area to supply or occupy, and the Indian advance would very quickly run into logistical problems, leaving them open to a counter-attack. While in a conflict of merely India vs Pakistan, I'd say Pakistan's best hope would be a stalemate, with China in the picture things become far less clear.