Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

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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Handling Insurgencies

Handling Insurgencies

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2020

Insurgencies are generally believed to be having lives of about 50 years but somehow they have tended to linger on in India. There are many reasons for this, one being that the use of force is...

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Indian Military Personnel in Pakistani Jails

Indian Military Personnel in Pakistani Jails

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Aug , 2020

Speaking at an event in Jaipur during June 2015, then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, “In the past, when there was a letter from a military commanding officer to an IAS officer or any...

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India-Turkey Joint Naval Project Needs Review

India-Turkey Joint Naval Project Needs Review

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has more than demonstrated he wants to re-establish the erstwhile Ottoman Caliphate and install himself as the Caliph. Erdogan’s anti-India stance and open...

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Chinese Strategy of No First Shot

Chinese Strategy of No First Shot

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2020

Recent news reports indicate that China has instructed its military personnel in the South China Sea (SCS) not to fire the first shot against US forces. Talks between the US and China had been...

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Beirut Blast – darker days ahead

Beirut Blast – darker days ahead

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2020

Destruction and confusion prevailed as twin gigantic explosion rocked Beirut with Lebanon in the grip of major political and economic crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Videos and...

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Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2020

As part of the US-Taliban agreement of February 29, the Afghan Government has released 4917 Taliban prisoners while the Taliban has released about 700 prisoners of Afghan security forces. Under...

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Foursome of the Silver Fox

Foursome of the Silver Fox

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2020

Silver Fox is the nickname of Wang Yi, China’s vice foreign minister and state councilor.  Chinese have given him this name not because of looks but because he can easily take diplomats,...

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New Chinese Claims in Bhutan Target India

New Chinese Claims in Bhutan Target India

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

At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting in early June China for the first time made an illegal claim to Bhutan’s Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary calling it disputed territory. The...

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Free Tibet

Free Tibet

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

Where China’s biological attack and US-China trade friction has brought into focus Tibet and the Dalai Lama, these issues have come into prominence in India because of the Chinese aggression in...

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Iran-China Strategic Bonds

Iran-China Strategic Bonds

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

According to US media, Iran’s desperation has pushed it into the arms of China, which has the technology and appetite for oil that Iran needs. But the other face of this insinuation is that it...

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Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

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

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) aims near instantaneous distribution of large amount of data enabling different units and even individuals to share a common operational picture. Networking provides...

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Crimson Tide Sweeps Nepal

Crimson Tide Sweeps Nepal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2020

The recent turn in India-China relations and events in Nepal surprised many but not those who know that China plans 50 years ahead and kept track of developments – joining the dots as they...

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China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

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

Following the news of some 40,000 cyber attacks in a week by China, an interesting discussion on TV had a former additional secretary R&AW say that China became serious with cyber warfare when it...

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Deescalating Eastern Ladakh – China may not abide

Deescalating Eastern Ladakh – China may not abide

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2020

It was heartening to know that after the marathon 12-hours India-China talks at Moldo on June 22, both sides have agreed to deescalate from the confrontation in Eastern Ladakh. The Indian...

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