Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

US faces the ultimate in China’s Unrestricted Warfare

US faces the ultimate in China’s Unrestricted Warfare

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

After the 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Korean peninsula on September 3, North Korea claimed it has successfully conducted hydrogen bomb test that could be fitted to ICBMs. This was the...

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Poor Infantry – gross intransigence to modernization

Poor Infantry – gross intransigence to modernization

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

Though two successive negative budgets have left little scope for modernizing the Armed Forces, whatever modernization is planned remains haphazard. Why haphazard is because while much noise is...

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Army’s BSS - fielding initially planned by 2017 could take another decade

Army’s BSS - fielding initially planned by 2017 could take another decade

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

The relationship between information and combat is well known. However, the challenge has always been as to how it can be maximized. All military operations are conducted in three domains. Two of...

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Finally: A US President shows Pakistan the Mirror

Finally: A US President shows Pakistan the Mirror

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2017

No US President has ever been as direct as President Donald Trump, in publicly showing the mirror to Pakistan. In the past, when Hillary Clinton threatened Pakistan to join GWOT or face...

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The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2017

There was great euphoria on the social media when during the run up to the semifinal for the recent Tank Biathlon held at the 2017 International Army Games at the Alabino Range training ground...

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Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Aug , 2017

As per media reports, there was considerable concern about a black helicopter spotted flying over and crossing the no-fly zone over the Ram janambhoomi in Ayodhya on August 10, following a crude...

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Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

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

Heading a large country like China, President Xi Jinping naturally has many worries, besides pushing his pet project – the ‘China Dream’.  The standoff between the Indian Army and the PLA at...

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Military Uniforms of Khadi – have we asked the Forces?

Military Uniforms of Khadi – have we asked the Forces?

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

According to a news report titled ‘Armed Forces personnel may soon wear khadi uniform’, quoting a release by Press Trust of India dated 4 August 2017, the Khadi Villages Industries Commission...

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Fighting In North-East Myanmar: What Lies Beyond

Fighting In North-East Myanmar: What Lies Beyond

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 09 Aug , 2017

In recent years, the central government has made an effort to pacify its ethnic regions but the situation is still unstable in many places and the humanitarian toll that has resulted from...

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Hambantota Swallowed – China entraps Sri Lanka

Hambantota Swallowed – China entraps Sri Lanka

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

In a massive strategic victory for China, Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port was officially transferred to China for 99 years by the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe under a landmark...

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Vijay Diwas – True Homage must go beyond wreaths

Vijay Diwas – True Homage must go beyond wreaths

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

The 18th Vjay Diwas was celebrated with all the fervor and gusto on 26 July 2017 pan-India especially at the Kargil Memorial at Dras and India Gate, New Delhi. Wreaths were laid for paying homage...

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US Stance on Pakistan – finally righting

US Stance on Pakistan – finally righting

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2017

For the first time ever the US has listed Pakistan among the nations providing “safe havens” to terrorists, saying terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and JeM continued to operate,...

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Politics over China’s Political Warfare

Politics over China’s Political Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2017

Query about China’s political warfare in India and you receive blank looks as if the antecedents of Princess Wei are being asked who as per President Xi Jinping was married to the moon in...

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Iran-Pakistan Relations – turbulent times

Iran-Pakistan Relations – turbulent times

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

The Iran-Pakistan relations face turbulent times, the major reason being the same as in India-Pakistan and Afghanistan-Pakistan relations; Pakistan sponsored terrorism.  In May this year, Iran...

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Beyond Amarnath Yatra Attack

Beyond Amarnath Yatra Attack

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jul , 2017

The terrorist attack on the bus carrying 60 Amarnath pilgrims returning post visiting the cave on July 10 indicates more terror in the offing, requiring measures beyond ramped up security and...

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Third Country Threat in Kashmir - More Chinese Subterfuge

Third Country Threat in Kashmir - More Chinese Subterfuge

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2017

The dirty mind games of the Communist Party of China (CPC) continue unabated, especially through one of its slimy mouthpieces ‘Global Times’, be it through editorials or articles. The...

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The Mask of Xi Jinping

The Mask of Xi Jinping

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

There is considerable enthusiasm over the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the informal BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the recent G-20...

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China’s Unabated Cartographic Aggression

China’s Unabated Cartographic Aggression

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2017

China’s global cartographic aggression has no parallel. The periodicity with which China changes its territorial claims gives an indication that the Communist Party of China (CPC) treats maps...

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Dealing With Maoist Insurgency: Focused Approach Required

Dealing With Maoist Insurgency: Focused Approach Required

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 03 Jul , 2017

Hundreds of CAPF battalions have been raised and there is no reason they cannot deal with internal security issues. They must perform/be ‘made’ to perform, and most importantly, dominate the...

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China: Breach of Agreement of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage confirms Chinese...

China: Breach of Agreement of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage confirms Chinese...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2017

When the rabid Chinese media says that India “needs to be taught the rules”, it must be understood that: total Chinese media services the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) – stenographers of...

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