India used to fear Pakistan due to USA diplomatic n military support to Pakistan. The rise of China made USA to accommodate India to contain China even naming asia-pacific to Indo-Pacific which bolstered the ego of jai hinds even parroting Hinducracy as Democracy. China should try to have half way relationship with India as it faces bigger challenge around Taiwan island. It should focus all it's strength towards USA provocation.For the life of me, what I don't understand from these hypernationalist Indians is their unfounded confidence in thinking and declaration that they can easily take on China on any war. Where are they basing this dumb, bat-shit crazy assumptions from? They tend to express brazen attitude of dismissive towards China's fighting prowess not to mention their superiority attitude that anything Chinese military hardware is worse than useless but goes on to super hype their untested, untried, over delayed indigenous military hardwares like it's the best in the world ex. Arjun tank, Tejas, brahmos missiles, air craft carrier etc..
They have assumed that beating (Pakistanis will dispute this word) in their past engagements from 1967, 72? 99 and their counter-guerilla battles with the maoists somehow is transferable against China/PLA of the 21st century. What's worse, the west led by the U.S. are feeding the enormous egos of these Jai Hinds (the same strategy and machinations they did to the Ukraine leadership) planting in their giant heads that they can take on China easy. We know the reasons why so that if the conflict between China and India starts and turn deadly the same P.R. can be invoked against China although it'll be tricky due to the area of conflict but nonetheless the west will crank up the noise volume, the hyper China threat to induce their already primed public to endorse, support whatever measure the U.S. can impose. Doing so would at least cause enough damage against China that can and will affect it's Taiwan reunification overall strategic objective.