Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Adept at Chinese Checkers, Pakistan may find itself handicapped in Russian...

Adept at Chinese Checkers, Pakistan may find itself handicapped in Russian...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 19 Apr , 2017

Is the world headed for more turmoil? The indications are very much there.  The speculation of a US-Russia rapprochement at the time of election of President Donald Trump has all but evaporated....

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Sarin attack in Syria – who’s the culprit?

Sarin attack in Syria – who’s the culprit?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2017

As some 59-60 Tomahawk cruise missile fired from USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean on night of April 6 struck the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs in Syria, nine Syrian air force...

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Navy’s Minesweeping Capability – why the void?

Navy’s Minesweeping Capability – why the void?

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

In an his recent article ‘Beware the rhyme of history’ published in the Indian Express on March 24, Admiral Arun Prakash, former Chief of Naval Staff wrote, “Neither appeasement, nor empty...

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South Asia Nuclear War – Periodic kitty gossip

South Asia Nuclear War – Periodic kitty gossip

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2017

Britain’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) has produced a comprehensive study titled ‘Global Strategic Trend 2040’, wherein the research team has systematically crystal...

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Defence Minister – baton changes hand

Defence Minister – baton changes hand

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2017

With Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar having moved to Panaji due to political expediency of the State of Goa, Arun Jaitley has been given additional charge of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). How...

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Russia’s Pakistan Epiphany

Russia’s Pakistan Epiphany

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2017

The terrorist attack on Sardar Daud military hospital in Kabul on March 8, killing over 30 and injuring 50 plus underscores the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. The Islamic State has...

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Pakistan's Dangerous Game Plan - with a Little Chinese Help

Pakistan's Dangerous Game Plan - with a Little Chinese Help

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 09 Mar , 2017

Since the ghastly terrorist bombing of the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Sindh, that killed some 83 Sufi Muslims and injured over 250 on February 16, the Pakistan Army claims to have...

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The Dirty Face of Defending Borders

The Dirty Face of Defending Borders

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

China’s Western Theatre Command is responsible for China’s border with Myanmar and thence running west to and including Afghanistan. The Border Guard Divisions are deployed to guard the...

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Manipur Elections – why they are important this year

Manipur Elections – why they are important this year

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Mar , 2017

The elections in Manipur next month have special significance not since this is year 2017 or because: the Naga bandh has been called off; Manipur is the main conduit for two-way drug trade with...

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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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