Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Tremors in the West

Tremors in the West

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2023

An article in The Economist on May 25, 2017 talked of Ukraine fighting two wars; with Russia in the East and with its core – battling endemic corruption. The level of corruption has shot up...

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Pakistan in Hot Soup

Pakistan in Hot Soup

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2023

Pakistani historian and academic FS Aijazuddin wrote in a recent article, “At the moment, Pakistan, like some charpoy left out in the rain, is precariously balanced on its four uneven corners....

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Zelenskyy’s Mission Washington

Zelenskyy’s Mission Washington

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2022

The suited-booted US President Joe Biden rushing across the red carpet to hug Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was quite a sight – almost like a papal embrace to a baptized slave returning...

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China Wins Nepal Again

China Wins Nepal Again

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2022

The Nepali Congress emerged as the single largest party winning 89 seats in the recent General Elections in Nepal to elect the 275 members of the House of Representatives; 165 members from...

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Violence Upsurge in South Asia

Violence Upsurge in South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2022

There is a sudden spurt of violence in South Asia. The Afghanistan-Pakistan border is afire. Pakistan had reported seven civilians killed in the recent incident of exchange of fire between the...

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Tighter China-Saudi Embrace

Tighter China-Saudi Embrace

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2022

The superlative welcome accorded to Chinese President Xi Jinping at Riyadh was witnessed world over. In contrast, a ‘comparatively’ modest welcome was given to US President Joe  Biden when he...

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The Impossibility of Ukraine Ceasefire

The Impossibility of Ukraine Ceasefire

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2022

A recent telephone call from German Chancellor Olof Scholz to Russian President Vladimir Putin has triggered speculation about a possible ceasefire in Ukraine. But Scholz is a messenger boy of the...

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G20 & the US Claptrap

G20 & the US Claptrap

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2022

India received the G20 Presidency at a ceremony at the close of the recent G20 summit held in Bali, Indonesia on November 15-16; the G20 Presidency gavel was transferred from Indonesian President...

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Xi-Biden Meet – Spoofing in Bali

Xi-Biden Meet – Spoofing in Bali

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2022

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a three-hour meeting on November 14 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. Visuals showed Biden walking up to Xi at the...

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Germany’s Scholz reaches out to China

Germany’s Scholz reaches out to China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Nov , 2022

The economic fallout of America’s war on Russia using Ukraine as the proxy is visible in the West as well as around the world. Outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine in February this year has...

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The Other Hitler

The Other Hitler

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2022

Tulsi Gabbard recently matched US President Joe Biden with Adolf Hitler saying, “I’m pretty sure they all believe they’re doing what’s best. Even Hitler thought he was doing what was best...

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Shadows over America’s Midterm Elections

Shadows over America’s Midterm Elections

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 14 Oct , 2022

With the national debt of America breaking all previous record by exceeding $31 trillion, coupled with rising prices and energy shortages, the Joe Biden Administration is apparently getting...

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Battleground Ukraine

Battleground Ukraine

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Oct , 2022

In his article ‘A return to permanent war is here: First it will bankrupt America, then destroy it’ published on May 26, 2022. Chris Hedges criticized America’s Joe Biden Administration...

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Pakistan-TTP Ceasefire on Thin Ice

Pakistan-TTP Ceasefire on Thin Ice

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 01 Sep , 2022

One third of Pakistan is under flood waters on an unprecedented scale; over 1100 lives have been lost, half a million displaced and 33 million affected.  Pakistani Army Chief General QJ Bajwa has...

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Taiwan - Biden’s Ukraine 2.0

Taiwan - Biden’s Ukraine 2.0

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2022

The Joe Biden Administration played its Taiwan Card through Nancy Pelosi’s visiting Taipei. American and Chinese posturing and display of perceived technological superiority has followed...

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Rightsizing the Army

Rightsizing the Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2022

Media reports of July 2022 stated that existing manpower shortages in the Armed Forces are as follows: Army – 7779 officers and 1.08 lakh soldiers; Navy – 1446 officers and 12,511 soldiers,...

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Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Aug , 2022

The killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Sherpur, Kabul’s neighbourhood, by a US drone strike on July 31 using a Hellfire R9X missile made headline news. The Hellfire R9X has no...

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Fifth Joe Biden-Xi Jinping Video Chat

Fifth Joe Biden-Xi Jinping Video Chat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2022

The fifth video chat between the POTUS Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping lasting two hours and 20 minutes was held on July 28 – as always at the behest of Joe Biden. In a press...

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Expanding BRICS

Expanding BRICS

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 30 Jul , 2022

The predecessor of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) established by Goldman Sachs in 2006. BRIC was the acronym for the four...

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Dangerous Twist in Ukraine Conflict

Dangerous Twist in Ukraine Conflict

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jul , 2022

The supply of long range artillery and rocket systems to Ukraine by the US and allies is changing the contours of the Ukraine Conflict. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently sent his...

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