Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Visit of President Gotabaya – new beginning

Visit of President Gotabaya – new beginning

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2019

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s two-day state visit to India commencing November 29, his first foreign visit after assuming presidency, has signaled a new beginning, contours of which...

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India-Bhutan-China

India-Bhutan-China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Nov , 2019

Speaking to the media in June 2019, Prime Minister Lotay Tshering of Bhutan had called upon China to maintain status quo in the Doklam region, saying “no side” should do anything...

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From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2019

On November 11, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated, “Looking at the talent India possesses, I am pretty confident that we can become a $10 trillion economy in the next 10-15 years”....

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INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2019

Reports in media indicate UK is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier on the lines of Britain’s HMS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ as part of ongoing...

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Cadre Restructuring in Indian Army

Cadre Restructuring in Indian Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2019

According to media reports, the Indian Army is in the process of undergoing cadre restructuring. In the case of officers, two officers per battalion are being reduced, which will total up to an...

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Nepal: More into Dragon’s Jaws

Nepal: More into Dragon’s Jaws

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2019

Post the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal on October 12-13, a news item titled ‘Xi Jinping Defeated in Nepal, Threatens to Smash Opponents into Pieces’ created quite a...

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North East Peace Accords

North East Peace Accords

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2019

As the government deadline of October 31, 2019 for final settlement to the Naga dispute approached, there were reports of talks with NSCN (IM) running into rough weather. But then came good news...

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Whither Sri Lanka ?

Whither Sri Lanka ?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2019

As China’s clout grows in the Indo-Pacific, so does its obduracy, vile and cunning. Solomon Islands government recently said that a contract signed by one of its provinces to lease entire island...

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Beyond the EU Delegation visit to J&K

Beyond the EU Delegation visit to J&K

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2019

Media perhaps has never been divided more over the visit of a delegation to India, as was seen from visit of the delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to New Delhi and J&K....

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Exploding Mangoes and Scribbled Apples

Exploding Mangoes and Scribbled Apples

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2019

The novel ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ authored by Mohammed Hanif in 2008 is based on true events of the 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan’s President Zia ul-Haq. The story follows Ali...

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Offensive Force versus Manning Border

Offensive Force versus Manning Border

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2019

India conducted Exercise ‘Him Vijay’ in Arunachal Pradesh before the recent Modi-Xi second informal summit at Mamallapuram. Him Vijay involved exercising three Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs)...

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Modi-Xi Mamallapuram Summit

Modi-Xi Mamallapuram Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2019

Following up on the first informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan in China during April 2018, the second informal summit between the two leaders was...

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Honouring Braves and Sleeping with Terrorists

Honouring Braves and Sleeping with Terrorists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2019

Indian-American Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, posted as Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, was shot dead on September 28 while on duty. According to a senior police officer, Dhaliwal, who was in his early...

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US Global Policing - exclusive self-interests

US Global Policing - exclusive self-interests

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2019

Some US lawmakers including Senators Elizabeth Warren (also contesting next presidential election) and Mark Warner, both Democrats, have expressed concern over the slow pace of normalization in...

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Defence against Drones

Defence against Drones

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2019

The Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abaqiq and Khurais oil facilities on September 14 have once again brought forth the deadly dimension of this type of disruptive threat. Not that this...

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Imran – Pakistan’s Nuclear Bogeyman

Imran – Pakistan’s Nuclear Bogeyman

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2019

At the recent 74th UNGA meet, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan wagged the nuclear tail; threatening the world in general and India in particular, in the event of India and Pakistan going to war. Prior...

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Saudi Setback in Yemen

Saudi Setback in Yemen

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2019

Within a fortnight of the Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco’s Abqaiq refinery and the Khurais oil field on September 14 that disrupted oil production and export capacity to the tune...

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Imran’s Unga-Bunga at UNGA

Imran’s Unga-Bunga at UNGA

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2019

Before Pakistani PM Imran Khan sang his unga-bunga at the 74th session of UNGA on September 27, two incidents were noticeable. On September 26, US acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central...

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Drone War Advents India

Drone War Advents India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2019

Years back Musharraf had said, “Osama-bin-Laden, Ayman-al-Zawahiri, Haqqanis are our heroes ….. We trained the LeT against India.”  Sartaj Aziz, Advisor on Foreign Affairs to Pak PM Nawaz...

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Howdy Modi, Howdy Trump

Howdy Modi, Howdy Trump

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Sep , 2019

The ‘Howdy Modi’ mega event at Houston’s NRG stadium on September 22 could easily be called ‘Howdy Modi, Howdy Trump’ because while Houston said howdy to Modi, Modi said howdy to Trump,...

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