Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Pakistan-TTP Ceasefire on Thin Ice

Pakistan-TTP Ceasefire on Thin Ice

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 01 Sep , 2022

One third of Pakistan is under flood waters on an unprecedented scale; over 1100 lives have been lost, half a million displaced and 33 million affected.  Pakistani Army Chief General QJ Bajwa has...

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Taiwan - Biden’s Ukraine 2.0

Taiwan - Biden’s Ukraine 2.0

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2022

The Joe Biden Administration played its Taiwan Card through Nancy Pelosi’s visiting Taipei. American and Chinese posturing and display of perceived technological superiority has followed...

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Rightsizing the Army

Rightsizing the Army

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

Media reports of July 2022 stated that existing manpower shortages in the Armed Forces are as follows: Army – 7779 officers and 1.08 lakh soldiers; Navy – 1446 officers and 12,511 soldiers,...

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Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Aug , 2022

The killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Sherpur, Kabul’s neighbourhood, by a US drone strike on July 31 using a Hellfire R9X missile made headline news. The Hellfire R9X has no...

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Fifth Joe Biden-Xi Jinping Video Chat

Fifth Joe Biden-Xi Jinping Video Chat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2022

The fifth video chat between the POTUS Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping lasting two hours and 20 minutes was held on July 28 – as always at the behest of Joe Biden. In a press...

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Expanding BRICS

Expanding BRICS

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 30 Jul , 2022

The predecessor of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) established by Goldman Sachs in 2006. BRIC was the acronym for the four...

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Dangerous Twist in Ukraine Conflict

Dangerous Twist in Ukraine Conflict

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jul , 2022

The supply of long range artillery and rocket systems to Ukraine by the US and allies is changing the contours of the Ukraine Conflict. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently sent his...

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The CAATSA Waiver

The CAATSA Waiver

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2022

There is considerable euphoria in media over the US House of Representatives approving an exception from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for India in...

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Nepal’s Territorial Claims

Nepal’s Territorial Claims

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Nepal coinciding with the 2566th Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Lumbini gave an impetus to the India-Nepal relations. Bilateral relations between...

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The Austin Guffaws

The Austin Guffaws

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2022

When US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin visited India in March 2021, all he had to say about the Chinese invasion in Eastern Ladakh (April-May 2020) was a quip to the media saying “we never...

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Fallout of the Ukraine Conflict

Fallout of the Ukraine Conflict

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2022

There was some panic in Delaware in the US on June 4 after a small white aircraft breached the restricted airspace of the POTUS Joe Biden’s beach house. Biden was quickly moved to a safe house...

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Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2022

Concluding his first Asia tour, US President Joe Biden created a furious debate in global circles by telling reporters in Tokyo that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion....

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Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

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

It is not unusual for Pakistan to draw attention away from the turmoil within by stoking fires in India. Imran Khan is blaming America for his removal and is calling for fresh elections. The...

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Ukraine Conflict and the US-Russia-China Triangle

Ukraine Conflict and the US-Russia-China Triangle

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 15 May , 2022

The West was expecting Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare all out war on Ukraine in his speech presiding over the annual parade commemorating the triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II...

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Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

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

Amid the ongoing Ukraine conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote speech at the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) conference on April 21, 2022. Initiated by 25 Asian countries...

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Killing Russia and NATO’s Global Role

Killing Russia and NATO’s Global Role

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2022

The two ongoing large-scale NATO exercises ‘Defender Europe 2022’ and ‘Swift Response 2022’ (May 1-27) in Poland, with 18,000 troops participating including seven thousand already in situ,...

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Western Oomph over Ukraine is Leaking

Western Oomph over Ukraine is Leaking

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2022

The cautious admission by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to India that Russia might win the war in Ukraine is beginning of the western understanding of what was logical from...

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Genie of Tour of Duty is Loose Again

Genie of Tour of Duty is Loose Again

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2022

When the idea of Tour of Duty (ToD) in the Army first appeared in media in 2020 stating that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing a case for one year training for youth followed by 3-year...

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Change of Guard in Islamabad

Change of Guard in Islamabad

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2022

Shehbaz Sharif is the new Prime Minister of Pakistan; elected unopposed on April 11 after the political drama over the past week. His mother’s family originally was from Pulwama in J&K. His...

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Ukraine Conflict is in Dangerous Phase

Ukraine Conflict is in Dangerous Phase

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2022

The sudden visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Ukraine signals the US-led western resolve to up the ante against Russia in Ukraine. With mercenary organizations like ‘Britain...

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