16 September 2011: While it may be simpler to understand why India has decided to get tough with China, the Chinese response will be harder to fathom. It will seek to "teach India a lesson" as in 1962 with short and brutal action. This could take place on the Indo-Tibet border as before or the South China Sea or the Indian Ocean. China will appear eminently reasonable in the run up to this "brutal action" so that history faults India. But if India is prepared for the consequences, there is no reason not to take up the challenge thrown by China. Before China gets excited, what follows is independent analysis, without Indian government inputs of any kind.