India’s ‘Cold Start Doctrine’ was conceived about 2 decades back when the Indian parliament was attacked in 2001. India outrightly blamed Pakistan for the incident and mobilized about 1 million troops to Pakistan’s eastern border. Just a few years after this episode ensued, in 2004, India’s then Army Chief coined the ‘Cold Start Strategy’.
This strategy encompasses an abrupt entry of the Indian ground forces inside the Pakistani territory once Pakistan is not expecting any such eventuality. The charm of this strategy is to take Pakistan off guard taking control of its major land routes. As per the Indian strategists, India would resort to such an action only when Pakistan commits any hostility against it.