Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

India-China-Pak Trilateral – mischievous trap sprung by Luo Zhaouhi

India-China-Pak Trilateral – mischievous trap sprung by Luo Zhaouhi

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2018

Luo Zhaohui, China’s crafty ambassador to India sprang a surprise on June 18 by proposing an India-China-Pakistan trilateral summit on the lines of China-Russia-Mongolia meet.. Luo was...

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Kashmir Policy – questions for the hierarchy

Kashmir Policy – questions for the hierarchy

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2018

While stating he and his other sons were also ready to sacrifice their lives for the country, Mohammed Haneef father of Sepoy Aurangzeb, recently abducted and killed by terrorists in J&K,...

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Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

The indigenous ‘Dhanush’ 155mm howitzer has cleared successful trials which is excellent news. The bad part is the headlines “It took 4,000 rounds and 5 Years for Dhanush to get Yes from...

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Samparking Armed Forces – for Samarthan?

Samparking Armed Forces – for Samarthan?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jun , 2018

The word ‘samparking’ – is unprecedented, but so was BJP President Amit Shah’s visit to General DS Suhag, former Army Chief in latter’s government bungalow in Delhi Cantonment. The visit...

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The Mess in the Valley – playing into enemy hands

The Mess in the Valley – playing into enemy hands

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2018

If Pakistan broke the ceasefire within 48 hours of their DGMO proposing it, this should have been more than expected. Two BSF jawans were killed and 12 civilians and a cop killed, while thousands...

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Opening Cantonments with Multiple Aims?

Opening Cantonments with Multiple Aims?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 May , 2018

Kudos are due to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the finesse and alacrity with which opening of closed roads in all 62 military cantonments across the country was announced, overnight...

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India’s North Korean Outreach

India’s North Korean Outreach

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 2018

The surprise two-day visit by General VK Singh, MoS (EAM) to North Korea on May 15-16, 2018, has evoked much interest. India has diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973, but this was the...

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Nawaz Sharif’s 26/11 Faux Pas – lands him in thick soup

Nawaz Sharif’s 26/11 Faux Pas – lands him in thick soup

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2018

Nawaz Sharif’s statement to Dawn that those who attacked Mumbai in 2008 were from Pakistan created a stir in Indian media but more in political and military circles in Pakistan. In his interview...

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Stationing Fighter Jets in ANI is good, but need to do more

Stationing Fighter Jets in ANI is good, but need to do more

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 May , 2018

News about the decision for India to permanently station fighter jets in the Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands (ANI) is a welcome move, something that should have happened years back. Deployment...

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Nepal – fast becoming ISI Control Centre?

Nepal – fast becoming ISI Control Centre?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2018

On the night of April 17, 2018, a pressure cooker bomb went off outside the Indian Consulate office in Nepal’s Biratnagar, damaging the wall of the premises. Biratnagar is the industrial...

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Neemrana Dialogue Resumed – what are the payoffs?

Neemrana Dialogue Resumed – what are the payoffs?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May , 2018

Out of the blues came news reports that the government has agreed to revive the Track II diplomacy process with Pakistan despite its apparent aversion to ‘conventional’ talks with the...

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Pakistan’s Pashtun Moment trenchant

Pakistan’s Pashtun Moment trenchant

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2018

February 4, 2018 saw thousands of angry Pashtun youth gathered outside the press club in Islamabad chanting ‘Azadi’ (freedom) slogans and highlighting human rights violations against the...

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Private Industry can give quantum jump to military – but for entrenched...

Private Industry can give quantum jump to military – but for entrenched...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2018

In August 2016, the Indian Army set up its own Army Design Bureau (ADB) whose charter included: •  act as central repository of technical know-how for the Indian Army; ADB was a unique...

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Defence against Drone Attacks

Defence against Drone Attacks

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2018

The loss of a Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy near  Porbandar in March 2018 has taken the count of UAVs lost by the Indian Armed Forces to 14 since the Kargil Conflict....

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Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2018

News about the recently released UNSC consolidated list of individual terrorist and terrorist entities naming 139 from Pakistan including prominent names like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz...

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GSAT 6A – technical failure?

GSAT 6A – technical failure?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2018

On March 29, 2018, ISRO launched communication satellite GSLV Mk-II (GSLV-F08); carrying the 2,140kg GSAT-6A, the three-stage rocket injected the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit...

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Bajwa Doctrine and ‘Wait & Watch’ – stale wine

Bajwa Doctrine and ‘Wait & Watch’ – stale wine

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2018

Amidst all the din about the Bajwa Doctrine, an apt comment is by Zahid Hussain who in his article ‘Is it chief’s doctrine’?, published in the DAWN on March 21, 2018, writes, “Now we hear...

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Unmanned Tanks – not too distant

Unmanned Tanks – not too distant

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2018

As per recent news reports India and Japan are to work together to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in the defence sector. This is important considering the increasingly...

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Security of Camps – The Scourge Within

Security of Camps – The Scourge Within

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2018

In July 2017, then Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had delegated substantial financial powers to the Armed Forces for undertaking works for perimeter security of sensitive military installations....

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The Game of Interlocution

The Game of Interlocution

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2018

As per news reports of February 9, the National Human Rights Commission took cognizance of a complaint by three Army kids seeking appropriate enquiry in the recent incidence of stone pelting and...

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