Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Space Warfare – India Finds Focus

Space Warfare – India Finds Focus

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

Preparations for space warfare and developing weaponry for it commenced globally decades ago. Its scope included ground-to-space warfare like attacking satellites from the earth – anti-satellite...

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Pulwama to Garhchiroli – training and accountability need focus

Pulwama to Garhchiroli – training and accountability need focus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2019

BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi and the four security personnel were killed as Maoists targeted his convoy of three vehicles, including the MLA’s bullet-proof one, in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh on...

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India’s 5G Network

India’s 5G Network

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2019

As the 5G networks begin taking shape world over, medical researchers are raising fears of health hazards from 5G. These include overall adverse effects on health and the DNA, leading to cancer,...

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Disrupting Military Bases

Disrupting Military Bases

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2019

A recent article titled, ‘How new military bases could seed new cities and create jobs’ has appeared recently in the media. It is not known whether the author-scholar is on the payroll of...

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Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

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

Western media, quoting Pakistan military, had reported on May 12, 2019, that five people including a naval soldier were killed and six others were injured (including two army captains, two navy...

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Drones in Conflict

Drones in Conflict

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

The ISIS used drones extensively in Iraq-Syria for reconnaissance, surveillance and dropping explosives and mines, inflicting casualties and caution on attacking forces. As early as 2015, Iraqi...

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INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 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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North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2019

Soon after Kim Jong-un, DPRK’s Supreme Leader returned from his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles within the space of a week. The...

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Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2019

The sixth round of US-Taliban talks at Doha, Qatar concluded on May 9 with spokesman for Taliban stating, “The sixth round of talks … ended, with some progress made on the draft agreement...

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Specter of ISIS over South Asia

Specter of ISIS over South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2019

A news report titled “Intelligence officials fear more Sri Lanka-style ‘terrorist spectaculars’ as Isil look to tourist destinations’ in ‘The Telegraph’ dated April 27, 2019, has...

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Political Olympics of J&K

Political Olympics of J&K

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 May , 2019

Olympics come every five years, and so do the Political Olympics in J&K. In a pre-election interview to media, BJP President Amit Shah has stated that if the BJP gains majority in the coming...

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DSDBO Road completed – but what of the scam and the northeast?

DSDBO Road completed – but what of the scam and the northeast?

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

India has completed the 255-km Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) section of the road between Leh and Karakoram (KK) Pass, as mentioned in recent media reports. The road actually ends at DBO,...

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Sri Lanka’s bloody carnage, ISIS and more

Sri Lanka’s bloody carnage, ISIS and more

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

The horrendous Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka have claimed 359 killed till last count including 49 foreigners and some 600 injured. St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the...

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Jinping-Azhar – and the UFU Ultimatum

Jinping-Azhar – and the UFU Ultimatum

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2019

It is amusing to see news reports that for fear of being isolated on the issue of exercising ‘technical hold’ on terrorist mullah Masood Azhar by the UN, China will change course. Nothing of...

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Russian International Army Games 2019

Russian International Army Games 2019

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2019

Russia’s Defence Ministry is making vigorous preparations for the International Army Games ‘ARMY-2019’ which are scheduled to be held from August 3 to August 17, 2019. As per available...

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Mission Shakti and Space War

Mission Shakti and Space War

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

27 March, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live broadcast to the nation on March 27, 2019, stated that India had shot down a low-earth orbit satellite in space, propelling itself into an...

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Reigniting AFSPA

Reigniting AFSPA

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

Diwali is once a year but fireworks equivalent to 10 years during Diwali have been fired in run up to general elections 2019 – not actual firecrackers but through verbal abuse. But the Armed...

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Special Operations Division – lame duck beginning

Special Operations Division – lame duck beginning

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

The government-appointed Naresh Chandra Committee on national security  submitted its report to the government on August 8, 2012.  Amidst numerous recommendation of the Committee, one was...

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Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

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

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with...

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