Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to...

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Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2020

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Afghanistan recently and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on November 19.  Ghani called Imran’s visit historic though Afghanistan has been reeling...

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Sea and Space Power

Sea and Space Power

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2020

Alfred Thayer Mahan, eventually an Admiral in the US Navy, is often quoted for saying in 1897, “Whoever controls the Indian Ocean will dominate Asia. This ocean will be the key to the seven seas...

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CCP’s 5th Plenary endorses Xi’s 2035 Plan

CCP’s 5th Plenary endorses Xi’s 2035 Plan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2020

The 5th plenary of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held from October 26 to October 29 ran on expected lines. Attended by 198 members of the CPC Central Committee...

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Make in India 5G Ecosystem

Make in India 5G Ecosystem

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2020

According to the US Department of State, 40 countries and 50 telcos have already signed to America’s ‘5G Clean Network’ program, which embodies the highest standards of security against...

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India and US – Rising Bonhomie

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2020

The just concluded Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in backdrop of an increasingly aggressive China who also caused a global pandemic by triggering the Wuhan virus that has claimed over...

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Beijing’s Humla in Nepal

Beijing’s Humla in Nepal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2020

China has done a silent territorial ‘humla’ (attack in Hindi) on Nepal by usurping the land of Humla, a part of Karnali Pradesh – one of the 77 districts of Nepal. The boundary pillars went...

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India-Taiwan Relations

India-Taiwan Relations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2020

Taiwan is in the news not because China is Taiwan’s topmost trading partner which imported 27.9 percent of Taiwanese exports worth US$91.9 billion during 2019 while India was at rank 12 from the...

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Third Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue

Third Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Oct , 2020

The third Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue is likely to take place at New Delhi on October 26-27. The Indian side will be led by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while...

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The Rodents of Gupkar

The Rodents of Gupkar

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2020

Farooq Abdullah, National Conference (NC) chief held a meeting of representatives of six J&K political parties at his residence on Gupkar Road on October 15. He announced formation the...

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Quad’s Tokyo Meet – more rhetoric

Quad’s Tokyo Meet – more rhetoric

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2020

The second quadrilateral meeting of US, India, Japan and Australia was held at Tokyo on October 6, 2020, first such meet having been held in New York in September 2019. The second meeting was in...

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Influencing the Indian Ocean

Influencing the Indian Ocean

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2020

On September 24, 2020, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered termination of the US$1.5 billion (RM6.3 billion) Japanese-funded Light Rail Project (LRT) signed under the previous...

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A genocidal China and an apathetic United Nations

A genocidal China and an apathetic United Nations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 29 Sep , 2020

US President Donald Trump told the United Nations on September 22 that China must be held accountable for unleashing the coronavirus “plague” on the world and failing to contain the virus...

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Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 22 was on expected lines – rambling on issues that China (read he and Communist...

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The Quad and Rogue China

The Quad and Rogue China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2020

The second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is likely to be held in Tokyo early next month instead of at New Delhi as was speculated earlier. This meetcomes in...

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US-Maldives Framework Agreement

US-Maldives Framework Agreement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2020

During the recent visit to the US by Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Didi, both countries US signed a ‘Framework for US-Maldives Defence and Security Relationship’ on September 10, 2020. The...

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The Dilemma of Xi Jinping

The Dilemma of Xi Jinping

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2020

Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesperson of China’s Western Theatre Command (WTC) briefed media on September 8 that Indian Army illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Shenpao Mountain...

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Standing Up to China

Standing Up to China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on September 2, “We’re hoping for a peaceful resolution to the situation on the China-India border…. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engaged in a...

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PLA Killed in Galwan Clash

PLA Killed in Galwan Clash

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2020

Post the Indian Army-PLA clash at Galwan on the night of June 15-16, India had acknowledged suffering 20 killed in action (KIA). China remained mum about casualties suffered by PLA. PLA killed...

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Pakistan’s FATF Test sans Godfather Chairman

Pakistan’s FATF Test sans Godfather Chairman

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2020

At the third and final plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held virtually on June 24, 2020, the decision was to keep Pakistan in the “Grey List” as it had failed to check flow of...

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