Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Pakistan’s National Security Policy

Pakistan’s National Security Policy

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2022

The National Security Policy of Pakistan 2022-2026 is an attempt to deflect from the country’s consistent national security policy (NSP) of TERRORISM. The military which has run Pakistan from...

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America and the Iran-China Bond

America and the Iran-China Bond

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2022

During the recent visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wan Yi reaffirmed China’s opposition to unilateral sanctions by the US against...

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Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2022

Before the Russia-US talks on Ukraine could commence on January 10 in Geneva, followed by a Russia-NATO Council meeting on January 12 and an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...

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China’s Economic Invasion of Sri Lanka

China’s Economic Invasion of Sri Lanka

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2022

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka (Jan 8-9) to mark the 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka-China diplomatic relations and   70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact...

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Hotspot Ukraine

Hotspot Ukraine

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2022

During the December 7, 2021 virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, Biden reportedly warned Putin that an invasion of Ukraine would result in...

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Mon Violence – Unparalleled Forces Restraint

Mon Violence – Unparalleled Forces Restraint

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Dec , 2021

The local and regional media of Nagaland continues to target the Army and the Assam Rifles (AR) with vengeance for the violence in Mon district on December 4 and 5. Ironically the mainstream print...

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Rejuvenating India-Myanmar Relations

Rejuvenating India-Myanmar Relations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2021

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla is on a two-day visit to Myanmar on December 22-23. It may be recalled that after the military takeover in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, the Ministry of...

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Eric Garcetti – Wrong Foot Forward

Eric Garcetti – Wrong Foot Forward

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 21 Dec , 2021

Eric Garcetti, US President Joe Biden’s nominated envoy to India is in the news for making statements related to his new assignment. Post confirmation by the Senate, he is to replace Kenneth...

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Border Roads and Ladakh

Border Roads and Ladakh

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2021

News reports of December 8, 2021, have stated that the Border Roads Organization (BRO) is to start collecting toll tax from civilians plying on four roads built by it in Ladakh. The report further...

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Pakistan-TTP Honeymoon Ends

Pakistan-TTP Honeymoon Ends

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 11 Dec , 2021

The one-month long ceasefire between Pakistan and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) brokered by Taliban’s Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani which began on November 9, 2021, is over. Now the...

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Indian Raid on Terror Launch Pads in POK (September 2016)

Indian Raid on Terror Launch Pads in POK (September 2016)

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Book Excerpt: Special Operations Case Studies: Lessons for India | Date: 10 Dec , 2021

The whole world is aware that the Pakistan Army has not won a single war, has lost half its country (East Pakistan) during the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, and surrendered 93,000 prisoners of war...

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Nagaland Killings

Nagaland Killings

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2021

The media is agog with the recent incident of killings in Nagaland. The Union Home Minister has made a statement in Parliament, highlights of which include the following: Based on inputs...

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The Upcoming Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit

The Upcoming Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2021

The bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin on December 6, 2021, will be watched with interest world over, particularly by the US and China. The summit...

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Desert Raids by Indian Special Forces (December 1971)

Desert Raids by Indian Special Forces (December 1971)

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Book Excerpt: Special Operations Case Studies: Lessons for India | Date: 01 Dec , 2021

In March 1971, the genocide unleashed in East Pakistan under Pakistani General Tikka Khan, Governor of East Pakistan and commander of the unified Eastern Command, under Operation...

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China’s New Foreign Assets

China’s New Foreign Assets

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 29 Nov , 2021

Media reports indicate that Uganda risks losing the Entebbe International Airport to China due to default in debt repayment. The Ugandan government represented by the finance ministry and the...

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Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2021

Developments in the terrorist-infested Af-Pak region are getting interesting by the day. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is thrilled because despite heading a namesake government...

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The Mountbatten Diaries

The Mountbatten Diaries

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2021

The First-Tier Tribunal of the United Kingdom is to hear a petition by British author Andrew Lownie seeking full disclosure of the Mountbatten Diaries. He has alleged that Mountbatten met Cyril...

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Troika Plus on Afghanistan   

Troika Plus on Afghanistan   

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2021

The NSA-level Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan hosted at New Delhi on November 10 culminated in the Delhi Declaration calling for: support for a peaceful, secure and stable...

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The Pakistan-TTP Truce

The Pakistan-TTP Truce

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 14 Nov , 2021

Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary stated on November 8 that the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) has agreed to a complete ceasefire after the talks that the Taliban government in Afghanistan...

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Maximizing the NSA Meet on Afghanistan

Maximizing the NSA Meet on Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 09 Nov , 2021

India is hosting a NSA-level meet on Afghanistan on November 10. The conference had reportedly been planned in April 2021 with participation of the Ashraf Ghani government much before the Taliban...

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