Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Sri Lanka’s bloody carnage, ISIS and more

Sri Lanka’s bloody carnage, ISIS and more

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2019

The horrendous Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka have claimed 359 killed till last count including 49 foreigners and some 600 injured. St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the...

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Jinping-Azhar – and the UFU Ultimatum

Jinping-Azhar – and the UFU Ultimatum

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2019

It is amusing to see news reports that for fear of being isolated on the issue of exercising ‘technical hold’ on terrorist mullah Masood Azhar by the UN, China will change course. Nothing of...

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Russian International Army Games 2019

Russian International Army Games 2019

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2019

Russia’s Defence Ministry is making vigorous preparations for the International Army Games ‘ARMY-2019’ which are scheduled to be held from August 3 to August 17, 2019. As per available...

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Mission Shakti and Space War

Mission Shakti and Space War

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2019

27 March, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live broadcast to the nation on March 27, 2019, stated that India had shot down a low-earth orbit satellite in space, propelling itself into an...

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Reigniting AFSPA

Reigniting AFSPA

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2019

Diwali is once a year but fireworks equivalent to 10 years during Diwali have been fired in run up to general elections 2019 – not actual firecrackers but through verbal abuse. But the Armed...

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Special Operations Division – lame duck beginning

Special Operations Division – lame duck beginning

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2019

The government-appointed Naresh Chandra Committee on national security  submitted its report to the government on August 8, 2012.  Amidst numerous recommendation of the Committee, one was...

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Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2019

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with...

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What Beyond Balakot?

What Beyond Balakot?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The unprecedented use of image of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, a serving IAF officer, indicates the low to which the ruling political party is prepared to stoop. This too after the...

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Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

Concurrent to the crackdown on the separatists and Jamaat-e-Islami in the Kashmir Valley, the fictitious case of Kunan-Pushpora mass rape case has resurfaced. This could be due to instructions...

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Fiasco of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

Fiasco of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Mar , 2019

US President Donald Trump hoping North Korea would agree to denuclearize is akin to successive US Presidents asking Pakistan to quit exporting terrorism and shut down the terror sanctuaries in...

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Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2019

Not only is India reverberating with the gallant action of Wing Commander Abhinanan Varthaman on February 27, it has also been duly covered in the Pakistani media. As per reports, Abhinandan...

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Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

New reports of January 24, 2019 have stated that a 16-year-old boy from Gujarat, Harshwardhan Sinh Zala, has invented the drone ‘EAGLE A7’ which he claims can detect and destroy landmines...

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Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2019

According to media reports of February 20, 2019, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to withdraw its appeals made before the Supreme Court against grant of disability benefits to soldiers by...

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Coming – MiG-29 Fulcrums?

Coming – MiG-29 Fulcrums?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

Not many would know it was NATO that gave the codename ‘Fulcrum’ to the Classic MiG-29 when the MiG-29 became operational in 1982; a name liked and adopted by the Soviets. IAF received around 70...

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Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2019

The car bombing of a CRPF convoy on February 14, 2019, 30 km short of Srinagar in Pulwama has claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel with more than 30 others injured. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik...

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Sabotage - The Silent Killer

Sabotage - The Silent Killer

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2019

During the Regional Conference on Security held in Bangladesh in 2001, both Pakistani speakers Shirin Mazari, Director General, Institute of Strategic Studies and Lt Gen Javed Hassan, Commandant,...

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Downsizing the Indian Army

Downsizing the Indian Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 08 Feb , 2019

While the MoD may be swayed by 300,000-manpower reduction in the PLA, US concept of Integrated Brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan and the German concept of three rifle company battalions, all this...

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Remembering George Fernandes

Remembering George Fernandes

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 05 Feb , 2019

The norm in Siachen for visit of defence ministers before George Fernandes became defence minister, was to interact with troops at the Base Camp, fly over the glacier and hit back over Khardung La...

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Neglecting Border Infrastructure is Dangerous

Neglecting Border Infrastructure is Dangerous

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2019

With general elections approaching fast, there is news once again about plans for border infrastructure, albeit these are still on paper. This time the media on January 13, 2019 has quoted the...

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