19 October 2009: By an unhappy coincidence, a day after this writer's NewsInsight.net commentary titled "'Hedgehog' power" (5 October 2009) appeared, where it was suggested that India take the offensive deep into Chinese territory if attacked, the Indian army chief, General Deepak Kapoor, came up with a (sorry for this) daft formulation. The news agencies quoted him as saying vis-a-vis China that "offensive action could not be part of any credible defensive posture".