Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

US-China and the ‘Fat Boy’ Syndrome

US-China and the ‘Fat Boy’ Syndrome

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2017

‘Little Boy’ was the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima by the US but if Little Boy was a US citizen, he would not have much difficulty in connecting the dots and timings of Choe Son Hui,...

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Armed Forces – under ‘compensation’ attack

Armed Forces – under ‘compensation’ attack

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May , 2017

Releasing the ‘Strategic Yearbook 2017’ at the United Services Institution of India recently, in presence of the media, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat spoke of the relation  between economic...

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Judicial Overreach in defence and security issues endangers National Security

Judicial Overreach in defence and security issues endangers National Security

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 08 May , 2017

Looking at rulings and advice emanating from the Supreme Court in recent times, one wonders if first, the honourable court has taken control of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations...

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Afghanistan – great game goes intense

Afghanistan – great game goes intense

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2017

During the recent visit of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to Afghanistan, General John Nicholson told reporters in Kabul that he is “not refuting” reports that Russia is providing weapons to...

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New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2017

Anything to do with defence, and there is plenty electronic excitement. So this time, the media is agog with headlines of “New defence doctrine to ensure Army, Navy, IAF can tackle entire...

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Adept at Chinese Checkers, Pakistan may find itself handicapped in Russian...

Adept at Chinese Checkers, Pakistan may find itself handicapped in Russian...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 19 Apr , 2017

Is the world headed for more turmoil? The indications are very much there.  The speculation of a US-Russia rapprochement at the time of election of President Donald Trump has all but evaporated....

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Sarin attack in Syria – who’s the culprit?

Sarin attack in Syria – who’s the culprit?

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

As some 59-60 Tomahawk cruise missile fired from USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean on night of April 6 struck the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs in Syria, nine Syrian air force...

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Navy’s Minesweeping Capability – why the void?

Navy’s Minesweeping Capability – why the void?

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

In an his recent article ‘Beware the rhyme of history’ published in the Indian Express on March 24, Admiral Arun Prakash, former Chief of Naval Staff wrote, “Neither appeasement, nor empty...

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South Asia Nuclear War – Periodic kitty gossip

South Asia Nuclear War – Periodic kitty gossip

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2017

Britain’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) has produced a comprehensive study titled ‘Global Strategic Trend 2040’, wherein the research team has systematically crystal...

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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...

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