Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

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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Quad, AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific

Quad, AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2022

On March 28, 2022, the POTUS Joe Biden announced, “In the Indo-Pacific, America is strengthening its role and expanding its cooperation with longtime allies and partners, including new...

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The Great Western Circus Flooding India

The Great Western Circus Flooding India

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

There is a steady flow of representatives from the Great Western Circus in the backdrop of the Ukraine conflict streaming into India at regular intervals. Quips from the West are continuing but...

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America’s Information War is Self Delusional

America’s Information War is Self Delusional

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2022

It is surprising to read some opinions that Ukraine, or rather the US and the West, is winning the information war. The reverse is actually true with America’s credibility falling along with...

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Silver Fox Sniffing South Asia

Silver Fox Sniffing South Asia

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

After another massive virus outbreak in China, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (called ‘silver fox’ in China) ventured out to visit South Asian countries. The Chinese media talked about his...

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14th India-Japan Prime Ministers Annual Summit

14th India-Japan Prime Ministers Annual Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 23 Mar , 2022

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India on March 19-20 for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tokyo announced Kishida’s visit on March 18, with...

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The Biden-Jinping Tête-à-Tête

The Biden-Jinping Tête-à-Tête

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2022

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a video conversation on March 18 – first one since conflict broke out in Ukraine. This conversation was at the behest of Biden...

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Game of Sanctions

Game of Sanctions

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

India is getting cheap Russian crude to ensure its manufacturing industry competes with China’s which sources energy at half the free market rate. Union Minister Hardeep Purialso told Parliament...

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America’s Biological Warfare

America’s Biological Warfare

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

It is not a secret any more that Anthony Fauci, Director of America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to the US President was...

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Ukraine Conflict is set to Intensify

Ukraine Conflict is set to Intensify

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 07 Mar , 2022

The only good in the second round of Russia-Ukraine talks is the agreement to create a safe corridor for humanitarian aid. This, along with a safe corridor for foreign nationals to exit Ukraine...

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Russia-Ukraine Talks will Unlikely Succeed

Russia-Ukraine Talks will Unlikely Succeed

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

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine talks on the Ukraine-Belarus border are unlikely to succeed for the simple reason that the West does not want them to. Same is likely to happen in successive rounds...

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New US, Chinese Moves in Afghanistan

New US, Chinese Moves in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2022

On January 25, 2022, a Taliban delegation, headed by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, began talks in Oslo, Norwat with representatives of the US, the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, France,...

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Fallout of Putin-Xi Summit

Fallout of Putin-Xi Summit

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on February 4 coinciding with the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics and his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping attracted worldwide...

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Balochistan on Fire

Balochistan on Fire

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2022

10 Pakistani soldiers were killed at a check-post when rebels attacked it in Kech district of southwestern Balochistan on the night of January 25-26, 2022. In a statement, the Inter-Services...

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