The issue is about Japan rising once more and taking on China, Birth rates tell us a country's future, and Japan's birth rates tells us that such an event isn't gonna happen.
If Japan ever stood up and became an independent country again then its chances of rising up and increasing its birth rate would massively increase.... but they need to get that American chip off their shoulder... even though that is going to require them showing some balls.
Perhaps birth rate is an indication that currently they are someones bitch, and that if they ever decide to grow a pair and start showing them that the culture might change and the population might start expanding again.
Certainly the EU countries are unable to stand up, so why should Japan... but that doesn't make it impossible.
I hold no candle for China, but if you start value judgements basis bean counting then India's chance of winning against the combined force of China and Pakistan is a black swan affair.
Yeah, because Chinese military performance has been outstanding to date... except they have never coordinated a fully successful attack before.... In Korea they just sent wave after wave, and nothing since has been much more sophisticated... except kicking Trumps ass to the footpath of course.
PLA strategy is based on blitzkrieg of non-contact warfare followed by insertion of ground troops once everything is turned to dust. How will India counter such a strategy?
India has almost as many people to expend in combat, and many very similar weapons and systems.... a mass invasion in the age of nuclear weapons simply makes no sense... to invade you need to form up forces strong enough to break enemy lines... such formed up forces are easy targets for tactical nuclear strikes.
Pakistan on its own invading India would not justify such an action but India should have the conventional power to stop such an invasion and make it pay.
A combined attack from Pakistan and China means using nuclear weapons becomes the only option and certainly much more easily justifiable too.
Being nuked while showing such aggression then Paki and China need to decide if they want to ramp things up or back off... I would suspect the latter because both are horribly vulnerable to being nuked to oblivion much like India very easily... which is not in any of their interests... though of course the US would find it very entertaining.
Indians hardly have the requisite firepower.
I would say the requisite fire power is there but could only be used in the case of both Pakistan and China attacking together.