Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

China and Pakistan: Plain Talk is the Key!

China and Pakistan: Plain Talk is the Key!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 08 Mar , 2013

Diplomacy does not imply ignoring the obvious where national security is involved. When China warned India to cease oil exploration in Vietnamese waters, there were calls that India should raise...

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Empowering the Military

Empowering the Military

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2013

Situations in counter insurgency environment cause their own stress on soldiers especially when politicians and officials play their dirty games. Three days after the operation, DC Kupwara...

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Special Forces in India

Special Forces in India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Vol. 28.1 Jan-Mar 2013 | Date: 02 Mar , 2013

Historically, Indian Special Forces have been used for direct action type of roles during conventional wars. The hierarchal understanding of trans-border employment of Special Forces in India is...

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China incapacitating India from within...

China incapacitating India from within...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Feb , 2013

Diplomacy does not imply ignoring the obvious where national security is involved. When China warned India to cease oil exploration in Vietnamese waters, there were calls that India should raise...

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Aligning Armed Forces to 21st Century Internal Security Threats

Aligning Armed Forces to 21st Century Internal Security Threats

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: Centre for Joint Warfare Studies | Date: 23 Jan , 2013

“Europeans believe that Indian leaders in politics and business are so blissfully blinded by the new, sometimes ill-gotten, wealth and deceit that they are living in defiance, insolence and...

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Shamelessly, business as usual with Pakistan

Shamelessly, business as usual with Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2013

“PM gives ‘tough message’ to Pakistan” says the media. Did he by the meek remark of ‘business cannot be as usual’, delivered in characteristic apologetic body language? The fact this...

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Siachen: Track II Unexplained

Siachen: Track II Unexplained

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2013

A recent article in a prominent Indian daily last week talked of non-state actors who bring nations closer and the Ottawa Dialogue; the now well known issue of ‘Demilitarization of Siachen’....

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America and Al-Qaeda: Unleashing Frankenstein II

America and Al-Qaeda: Unleashing Frankenstein II

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2013

Is America inadvertently rearing another monster with its ‘covert’ support to al-Qaeda cadres in Syrian rebel ranks? During World War II, the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor...

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Rehman Malik's disgraceful lie on Capt Saurabh Kalia's torture by Pak Army

Rehman Malik's disgraceful lie on Capt Saurabh Kalia's torture by Pak Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 16 Dec , 2012

What a terrible pity that Abdul Rehman Malik still believes weather fires bullets. He probably received one as a young kid relieving himself behind the bush and the neighbor absolved himself of...

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Formation of Afghanistan,Pakistan,China trilateral spells danger for India

Formation of Afghanistan,Pakistan,China trilateral spells danger for India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 03 Dec , 2012

According to the Chinese science of strategy, national interest is both the starting point and destination of military strategy. …she had already inducted 15,000 Chinese in Afghanistan in year...

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India’s youth power serious liability if it takes wrong turn!

India’s youth power serious liability if it takes wrong turn!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2012

In 1947, our population was 350 million. As per the 2011 census it stood at 1.02 billion. Today we already are 1.21 billion constituting 17.3 percent of world population, implying every sixth...

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 Discussion on Siachen De-militarization with Air Chief Marshal Tyagi,...

Discussion on Siachen De-militarization with Air Chief Marshal Tyagi,...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 12 Nov , 2012

I had occasion to discuss the Siachen De-militarization Issue with Air Chief Marshal Tyagi (Retd) today (02 November 2012) during a break in the National Security Seminar at the USI. ACM Tyagi as...

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Can the soldiers be allowed to be murdered behind the cover of red tape?

Can the soldiers be allowed to be murdered behind the cover of red tape?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2012

Media hysteria about army causing wasteful expenditure of rupees 100 crores needs analysis. If an Army Chief’s top secret letter to the Prime Minister can be leaked to the media, what is so...

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