Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Chabahar Terror Attack – ominous signs

Chabahar Terror Attack – ominous signs

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2018

Four policemen were killed and 42 other individuals were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters in Iran’s port city of Chabahar on December 6. Police stopped the...

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Armed Forces Flag Day 2018 - served with WEXIT

Armed Forces Flag Day 2018 - served with WEXIT

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2018

Theresa May became Britain’s Prime Minister on the strength of BREXIT, much as Angela Merkel capitalised on the middle east refugee crisis to extend her tenure as Chancellor since 2005.  Both...

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Resigned to 1000 Cuts?

Resigned to 1000 Cuts?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2018

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat delivered a talk at a Think Tank in New Delhi on November 28. Salient points of his talk, as covered in the media reports are: •  India should first resolve...

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The Churn in Sri Lanka Politics

The Churn in Sri Lanka Politics

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Nov , 2018

The political crisis in Sri Lanka deepened further on November 23 with Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister installed by President Maithripala  Sirisena lost control of the Parliament Selection...

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Backstabbing India’s Leap of Faith

Backstabbing India’s Leap of Faith

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Nov , 2018

Pakistan has lost no time in backstabbing India’s leap of faith in announcing it will construct the Kartarpur Corridor on India Territory up to the international border, in response Pakistani...

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Waters of Indo-Pacific

Waters of Indo-Pacific

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2018

In 2011, Robert Kaplan in his article ‘The South China Sea is the Future of Conflict’ had written, “…..the waters of the South China Sea may constitute the military front line of the...

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Opening Kartarpur Corridor

Opening Kartarpur Corridor

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2018

In a surprise move, described a landmark decision, the government on November 22 announced opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. News says government will construct the Indian side of the corridor...

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Grenade Attack in Amritsar – Caution Time Ahead

Grenade Attack in Amritsar – Caution Time Ahead

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2018

The primary aim of the recent grenade attack at the Nirankari Bhavan in Amritsar was obviously to disrupt the communal harmony of Punjab. Three persons were killed and 10 reportedly injured in...

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Maldives needs concerted Indian engagement

Maldives needs concerted Indian engagement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2018

The defeat of Abdulla Yameen and emergence of Mohammad Solih,  consensus candidate of the joint opposition, emerging winner in the recent presidential election was a stroke of luck for India and...

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Beyond the Bomdila Episode

Beyond the Bomdila Episode

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2018

The Bomdila incident exploded in the media with video clip of the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2 Arunachal Scouts, an Amy unit, warming a police officer to stay away from his men or face dire...

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India’s presence at 'Moscow Format' on Afghanistan was imperative

India’s presence at 'Moscow Format' on Afghanistan was imperative

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 13 Nov , 2018

The news about India accepting Russia’s invitation to participate in a multi-nation meeting in Moscow on Afghanistan on November 9 galvanized some Kashmiri politicians in Kashmir to say that if...

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Vice Chiefs Financial Powers – and the intricacies within

Vice Chiefs Financial Powers – and the intricacies within

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Nov , 2018

The government has enhanced the financial powers of the Army, Navy and Air Force Vice Chiefs five times; from Rs 100 crore to Rs 500 crore for expediting the decision making process involved in...

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Sniper Rifles with J&K Terrorists

Sniper Rifles with J&K Terrorists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2018

According to media reports sniper rifles being used by terrorists are those stolen by Taliban from US forces in Afghanistan and then handed over to ISI. These sniper rifles (same as used by NATO...

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Kalashiknov’s for Army – end of fumble?

Kalashiknov’s for Army – end of fumble?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Nov , 2018

After decades of fumbling, Indian Army’s hunt for a modern assault rifle appears to be nearing completion, provided MoD doesn’t pullout another rabbit from its hat.   According to press...

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Combat in Cities

Combat in Cities

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2018

Russian citizens gathered in Volgograd (erstwhile Stalingrad) in February 2018 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of the Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February...

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Soldiers Stoned to Death – Is the Nation Shamed?

Soldiers Stoned to Death – Is the Nation Shamed?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2018

Close on the heels of government’s nationwide celebrations of the second anniversary of surgical strikes through ‘Prakaram Parv’ and immediately preceding Army celebrating the ‘Infantry...

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Sainik Schools – beyond feeding Armed Forces

Sainik Schools – beyond feeding Armed Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2018

The Maharashtra State Government has recently ordered a “high-level” committee to review the present status of Sainik Schools and collect data of alumni who have joined the Armed Forces. The...

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China Cocking Snook – and the CAATSA Dare

China Cocking Snook – and the CAATSA Dare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Oct , 2018

Media disclosure of a new ITBP report revealing China violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) 14 times between August 4 and August 19 in Ladakh, with deepest intrusion (officially termed...

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Joint India-China training of Afghan diplomats: Who gains?

Joint India-China training of Afghan diplomats: Who gains?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 25 Oct , 2018

The informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on April 27-28, 2018 at Wuhan, China, sought by India, was well publicized. The MEA brief issued on April 28,...

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Terror shouldn’t be totally ruled out in Amritsar train massacre

Terror shouldn’t be totally ruled out in Amritsar train massacre

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2018

The train massacre at Amritsar on Dussehra resulting in the death of 61 and injuring 72 has shaken the nation. There is no point blaming the Railways as well as the train driver. The speed of the...

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