The prevailing senario is that Indian armed forces appallingly fall far behind in men and material to withstand a thrust from China. Short of 15000 officers and basic modern weapons are a serious cause of concern. Although testing new missiles and other defencive weapons are encouraging signs, it is paramount that the three defence forces are adquaately provided the required wherewhithal to deter a repeat of 1962. China is looking for a cause to drag India into a conflict, with hardly any regard to the Indian overtures to resolve issues deplomatically. However, claiming a State as southern Tibet and China's activities in Kashmir will undoubtedly become a tripatariate issue which again would benifit Pakistan. Preparedness is the key which is essentially a matter of enhancing men and meterial. China's 2million plus army and the war equipment are double than that of India. Electronic war fare is futuristic strategy which takes time and is paramount for future war fare. the immediate concern is to deter any adventure by China which must be given top priority as dames need to built before the floods.