Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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,...

More

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...

More

1 2 3 4 25