Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2021

With signs of Beijing seemingly escaping from releasing the Wuhan Virus, China’s aggressive moves are on the rise, buoyed by the America’s humiliation in Afghanistan. Beijing has brushed...

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The Quandary in Counterterrorism

The Quandary in Counterterrorism

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2021

Calls for the world to unite against terrorism in all forms in bilateral and multilateral forums are not new. India has been suffering cross border terrorism past three decades plus.  Forbes had...

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Battle for Panjshir

Battle for Panjshir

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2021

The Taliban claimed on September 6 that they have captured Panjshir Valley and overcome the anti-Taliban forces of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA) led by Ahmad Massoud.  The...

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Colombo’s Debt is Beijing’s Delight

Colombo’s Debt is Beijing’s Delight

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2021

News reports of July 6, 2021, indicated that the debt default probability by Sri Lanka in one year was the steepest in Asia-Pacific; up from 13 percent about six months ago to 27.9 percent –...

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Afghanistan’s Inclusive Government

Afghanistan’s Inclusive Government

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2021

Forget the world, America’s hoax to its own public that Afghanistan is no longer a safe haven for terrorists who could strike the US has been shattered with the twin bombings in Kabul killing...

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China-Russia-Iran Naval Exercise – Signaling America

China-Russia-Iran Naval Exercise – Signaling America

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2021

Two developments are set to compound miseries of the Afghan population after the US abandoned Afghanistan to Taliban rule. First, Washington has now said the for admission to the Kabul airport...

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America’s Double Whammy in Afghanistan

America’s Double Whammy in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 22 Aug , 2021

Was the US war in Afghanistan winnable? Yes says Christine Fair. She attributes four reasons for the US failure to win it: first, Pakistan was always the problem and still is; second, US-aided...

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Of Snakes and Anacondas

Of Snakes and Anacondas

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 19 Aug , 2021

During her visit to Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a press conference on October 21, 2011, with Pakistan’s foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar standing beside her. Hillary...

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Exclusive UNSC Meet on Maritime Security

Exclusive UNSC Meet on Maritime Security

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2021

On January 1, 2021, India joined the 15-nation United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2021-2022 as non-permanent member along with some other nations. This is the eighth time that...

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Evening in Capitol Hill

Evening in Capitol Hill

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 13 Aug , 2021

What a travesty of fate that the US is mobilizing 3000 troops to evacuate its embassy staff, citizens and associates from Kabul and the United Kingdom is similarly sending 600 troops to evacuate...

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China in Afghanistan

China in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Aug , 2021

On August 6, Dai Bing, charge d’affaires of China’s permanent mission to the United Nations called on the international community to carry forward the Afghan peace process by preventing all-out...

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12th Round of India-China Military Talks

12th Round of India-China Military Talks

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 06 Aug , 2021

The 12th round of India-China Corps Commander-level talks were held on August 1 at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side. This time the talks lasted for nine hours – some...

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Anthony Blinken’s Visit – and future Indo-US trajectory?

Anthony Blinken’s Visit – and future Indo-US trajectory?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Aug , 2021

US Secretary of State Anthony J Blinken arrived on his maiden two-day visit to India on July 27. Concurrently, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated that: America is excited to expand...

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China Extended Proxy Sphere

China Extended Proxy Sphere

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 30 Jul , 2021

At the third China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi held on July 24 at Chengdu, Wang Yi listed out a...

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Chinese- Checkers in Maldives

Chinese- Checkers in Maldives

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2021

Certain events in Maldives since May 2021 are significant for India-Maldives relations. On May 6, an assassination attempt was made against Mohamed Nasheed, current speaker of Maldives Parliament...

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The Churn in Af-Pak

The Churn in Af-Pak

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jul , 2021

Events in the Af-Pak region are moving at very fast pace with 90 percent of US troop withdrawal already complete. The Pakistani establishment is ecstatic over the Taliban blitzkrieg in...

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SCO Meet in Dushanbe

SCO Meet in Dushanbe

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2021

The Taliban offensive in Afghanistan is raging on in wake of the US troop withdrawal by August 31. Taliban claim control of 85 percent territory of Afghanistan. In a statement issued in...

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China’s Strategy of Intimidation

China’s Strategy of Intimidation

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2021

Wearing a grey suit identical to Mao Zedong, President Xi Jinping addressed the massive public gathering for the centenary celebrations of China from the balcony of the Tiananmen Gate. He said...

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Terror Tantrums of Pakistan

Terror Tantrums of Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2021

With the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Pakistan’s new National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf perhaps is more suited to business and...

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America Comes Full Circle in Afghanistan

America Comes Full Circle in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2021

Speaking to reporters at White House on July 8, US President Joe Biden announced rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would conclude by August 31. He said, the US had achieved what it...

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