Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Nirbhay Fiasco – no need to be disheartened

Nirbhay Fiasco – no need to be disheartened

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2017

December 21, 2016 was bad day for India when the trial test of the nuclear-capable ‘Nirbhay’ long-range cruise missile failed for the third time. Ironically the missile has failed to achieve...

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Military Must Vote in Coming Elections but Do Service Chiefs Have it in Them?

Military Must Vote in Coming Elections but Do Service Chiefs Have it in Them?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 07 Feb , 2017

If the serving soldiers do not vote in the forthcoming state elections, not only will it be a great pity but this would compound such earlier follies. Ensuring every serving soldier votes is part...

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Battlefield Management System for Indian Army – Where Are We?

Battlefield Management System for Indian Army – Where Are We?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2017

Project Battlefield Management System (BMS) was envisaged by the Indian Army to enable a faster decision process by commanders at all echelons, enable better decision due to reliable operational...

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Defence Budget 2017-2018 – what is in store?

Defence Budget 2017-2018 – what is in store?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2017

Defence Budget 2017-2018 is due to be announced on February 1st, couple of weeks earlier than the normal practice of budget announcement in later half of February. There are many expectations,...

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De-radicalization – Alien Word or Playing Kho-Kho?

De-radicalization – Alien Word or Playing Kho-Kho?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2017

The west coined a unique term called “violent extremism” implying that action needed to be taken once the extremist turned violent. Now take the Sarin Gas attack on the Tokyo Subway on 20...

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Short-circuiting Carbines procurement for Army, but why not Assault Rifles?

Short-circuiting Carbines procurement for Army, but why not Assault Rifles?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2017

According to recent media reports, perturbed with the repeated failure to purchase 44,000 close quarter battle (CQB) carbines, crucial for counter-terrorism operations in Kashmir Valley, the...

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The FICV Saga – Another Hiccup or Are We Serious?

The FICV Saga – Another Hiccup or Are We Serious?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2017

In April 2012, the media was abuzz about government having opened the doors for private players to bid for a project to build the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). Four companies were in the...

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US Defence Budget 2017 – Mixed Bag

US Defence Budget 2017 – Mixed Bag

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2016

With less than a month left to handover to President-elect Donald Trump,  President Obama on December 23 signed the US Defence Budget 2017 for $618 billion, officially making it as the...

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Aamir Riaz Inviting India to Join CPEC – What Were His Motives?

Aamir Riaz Inviting India to Join CPEC – What Were His Motives?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Dec , 2016

According to news from Islamabad says that in a “surprise move”, Aamir Riaz, commanding Pakistan’s Southern Command has said that India should join the China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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Why the visit of Indonesian President was Important

Why the visit of Indonesian President was Important

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2016

Many may be unaware that President Sukarno, first President of Indonesia had led his country’s freedom struggle for Independence from the Netherlands was the first President of Indonesia,...

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