Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

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

A massive information campaign has been mounted to vilify the Armed Forces with respect to the not so indigenous Tejas LCA and the indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT) produced by the DRDO....

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American Deep State: Two-Timing Trump?

American Deep State: Two-Timing Trump?

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

The meeting and brief conversation between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the recent APEC meeting at Manila was watched world over with great interest....

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The Faux Pas of Army Building Foot Over Bridges – and beyond

The Faux Pas of Army Building Foot Over Bridges – and beyond

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

Much has been written about the Army being employed to construct three foot over bridges (FoB) including replacing the one linking the Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations in Mumbai. 22...

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10% Disinvestment in HAL is Too Little

10% Disinvestment in HAL is Too Little

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2017

Government has recently approved the sale of 10% stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU). Suvarna Raju, CMD of HAL has termed it a “major...

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Caste System in Personal Weapons of Foot Soldiers Needs Review

Caste System in Personal Weapons of Foot Soldiers Needs Review

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

As per media reports the Army is going in for equipping infantry soldiers  (not all) with a world-class assault rifle, while non-infantry soldiers would get a cheaper, “less effective”,...

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First Diwali of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

First Diwali of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to J&K for celebrating Diwali with troops in Gurez, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s going  on a two day visit to the Andaman & Nicobar Command...

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Pakistan’s Fake Hostage Rescue Exposed

Pakistan’s Fake Hostage Rescue Exposed

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

It can well be surmised that the recent marathon nine hour conference that Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistani army chief had with his corps commanders included plans how to continue befooling the US;...

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Modular Bunkers – must get our priorities right

Modular Bunkers – must get our priorities right

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2017

According to media reports the Army is looking for Lego-like modular, portable, bullet and blast-proof bunkers to replace stone-mud-log and steel shelters as it secures the nation’s frontiers...

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China’s Airborne Capability – Honed and Ready

China’s Airborne Capability – Honed and Ready

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

Since the reorganization of the PLA was ordered in January 2016, there was not much news about China’s Airborne Corps albeit it was appreciated China will continue to maintain its airborne...

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FICV Tangle – needs early resolution

FICV Tangle – needs early resolution

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 06 Oct , 2017

The indigenous future infantry combat vehicle (FICV) for the Indian Army is in the news again with the US offering India development and production of armoured personnel carriers in a trilateral...

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Quantum Networks and Cyber Security Challenges

Quantum Networks and Cyber Security Challenges

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

It has always been maintained that there is nothing like total cyber security. However, in August 2017 the Chinese satellite ‘Micius’ beamed “hack proof” messages to earth, that were...

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Battleground Afghanistan

Battleground Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2017

The title ‘Battleground Afghanistan’ is because Afghanistan will likely remain a battleground in the foreseeable future.  And, this is not because of the presence of US and NATO forces....

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Border Infrastructure – Defence Minister’s intervention warranted

Border Infrastructure – Defence Minister’s intervention warranted

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2017

On Army Day 2015, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had stated that of the 73 strategic roads only 22 had been completed after so many years, and ‘all’ of the 14 strategic rail-lines approved...

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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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