Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

De-radicalization – Alien Word or Playing Kho-Kho?

De-radicalization – Alien Word or Playing Kho-Kho?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2017

The west coined a unique term called “violent extremism” implying that action needed to be taken once the extremist turned violent. Now take the Sarin Gas attack on the Tokyo Subway on 20...

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Short-circuiting Carbines procurement for Army, but why not Assault Rifles?

Short-circuiting Carbines procurement for Army, but why not Assault Rifles?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2017

According to recent media reports, perturbed with the repeated failure to purchase 44,000 close quarter battle (CQB) carbines, crucial for counter-terrorism operations in Kashmir Valley, the...

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The FICV Saga – Another Hiccup or Are We Serious?

The FICV Saga – Another Hiccup or Are We Serious?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2017

In April 2012, the media was abuzz about government having opened the doors for private players to bid for a project to build the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). Four companies were in the...

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US Defence Budget 2017 – Mixed Bag

US Defence Budget 2017 – Mixed Bag

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2016

With less than a month left to handover to President-elect Donald Trump,  President Obama on December 23 signed the US Defence Budget 2017 for $618 billion, officially making it as the...

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Aamir Riaz Inviting India to Join CPEC – What Were His Motives?

Aamir Riaz Inviting India to Join CPEC – What Were His Motives?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Dec , 2016

According to news from Islamabad says that in a “surprise move”, Aamir Riaz, commanding Pakistan’s Southern Command has said that India should join the China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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Why the visit of Indonesian President was Important

Why the visit of Indonesian President was Important

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2016

Many may be unaware that President Sukarno, first President of Indonesia had led his country’s freedom struggle for Independence from the Netherlands was the first President of Indonesia,...

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China Belching Fire - Signaling or Insecure?

China Belching Fire - Signaling or Insecure?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2016

After China tested the simultaneous launch of 10 x DF-21 missiles in a single salvo during November 2016, a dispatch from Xinhua, China’s official news agency reported that the missiles “can...

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Armed with proxies, China wants mediator role in Myanmar

Armed with proxies, China wants mediator role in Myanmar

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2016

In a recent article titled ‘China and Its Neighbors: A Delicate Balance – Understanding Chinese behavior from the Pacific to the Himalayas’ by Liu Xuejun and Liu Jun, two Yunnan based Chinese...

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Great Game in Afghanistan: Pak Terror, Russian Roulette and Chinese Checkers

Great Game in Afghanistan: Pak Terror, Russian Roulette and Chinese Checkers

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 08 Dec , 2016

The recently concluded Sixth Ministerial ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference at Amritsar, attended by some 30 countries and international and regional organisations, emerged as a platform for stronger...

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UCAV Race in Subcontinent

UCAV Race in Subcontinent

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2016

Recent media reports quoting MoD sources indicate that the military has prepared detailed blueprint for procuring unattended aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the next decade; some 5000 UAVs are to be...

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