Modern warfare does not revolve around the usage of standard weapons and armaments only. Recently China held India hostage, when an artificial lake was formed in a region in Tibet under the control of the Chinese, and the overflow of the lake or a leakage in the dam could overflow the Sutlej and hence flood the entire Sutlej basin in India. China refused permission to Indian specialists to inspect the lake, and held the country ransom to a â€œwater bombâ€. Again, the US is arm-twisting India to support US on major issues like Iraq and terrorism, in return for supporting
Indiaâ€™s demand for a UNSC seat. These are symptoms of war, albeit of a different kind.
Which of the following would qualify as war, according to the definition of war described above ?