Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

ANSF - Taliban Swap Gets Going

ANSF - Taliban Swap Gets Going

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2020

According to news reports from Afghanistan, the Taliban released 20 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) personnel on April 12 after the Afghan government freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners. ...

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Why Pakistan Remains Uppity

Why Pakistan Remains Uppity

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2020

Speaking to ANI on April 17, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said the world’s attention was focused on containing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. India too was doing its bit by...

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Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea

Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Apr , 2020

Origins of China’s so-called ‘nine-dash line’ was based on vague descriptions by the Kuomintang regime of Republic of China (ROC) in 1912-1947. China overthrew ROC in 1947 and does not recognize...

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Tablighi Jamaat – Corona Carriers

Tablighi Jamaat – Corona Carriers

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2020

Media has reported Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind moving the Supreme Court that the Tablighi Jamaat was being used to demonize the Muslim community. However, Tablighi Jamaat does not represent the Muslim...

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Confirmed - Pakistani behind Kabul Gurdwara Attack

Confirmed - Pakistani behind Kabul Gurdwara Attack

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2020

The Pakistani hand in the Kabul Gurdwara terror attack has just been confirmed. The dastardly attack on March 25 by four-terrorists killed 27 Sikhs and a follow up bomb blast close to the...

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China-Pakistan: Doggy Tail Syndrome

China-Pakistan: Doggy Tail Syndrome

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2020

There is an old adage that if a doggy’s tail is straight-jacketed in a bamboo pipe and taken out after 20 years, it will be as curved as before. This simile applies to both China and Pakistan....

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Innovator and Startup Woes which Government Must Address

Innovator and Startup Woes which Government Must Address

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2020

On March 15, 2020, a firm in Turkey unveiled its ES-60 Electromagnetic Anti Drone Gun, designed to inflict high-speed electromagnetic interference to disrupt communications between drones and...

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Beijing’s Bio Bomb

Beijing’s Bio Bomb

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Mar , 2020

If China’s conscience was clear, it would not have blocked discussion on COVID-19 in the United Nations. Even its objection to the name China Virus at a time of such global crisis with the virus...

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Maoists Raise Stakes

Maoists Raise Stakes

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2020

Starting with the then Union Home Minister in 2010 stating that the Maoists insurgency will be over in next 3-4 years, which his successors too echoed, it appears that we continue to deliberately...

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Vectoring the NEST

Vectoring the NEST

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2020

As per recent reports in the media, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has established a new ministerial division called ‘NEST’, which denotes New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies. The...

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Forcing the US-Taliban Deal

Forcing the US-Taliban Deal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2020

The US-Taliban peace deal is spluttering with the intra-Afghan dialogue stalemated before it began. The political scene has a touch of hilarity with Ashraf Ghani taking oath as President for a...

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US-Taliban Deal and Beyond

US-Taliban Deal and Beyond

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Mar , 2020

Signing of the US-Taliban deal by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalizad and Mullah Abdul Gani Baradar on behalf of Taliban at Doha, Qatar on February 29 had all the trappings of a mega show....

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Pakistan, FATF and Masood Azhar’s Houdini Act

Pakistan, FATF and Masood Azhar’s Houdini Act

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2020

The media is full with headlines like ‘Pakistan fails to get off the ‘Grey List’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). But a better way would be to say ‘Pakistan successfully avoids...

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Donald Trump’s India Visit

Donald Trump’s India Visit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2020

US President Donald Trump is to arrive in India on February 24 for a two-day visit. This will be his first state visit to India. According to the White House Press Secretary, “During a phone...

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The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

There is considerable commotion in media over the rising defence pension outlay which has touched Rs 1.33 lakh crore.  There are headlines like “General Rawat Favours Pension Cut, Colonial...

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Sending troops to Afghanistan would be ludicrous 

Sending troops to Afghanistan would be ludicrous 

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2020

Suggestions are being injected through media that Hamdullah Mohib, National Security of Afghanistan during his recent visit to New Delhi “privately” requested that India deploy a Brigade or a...

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Bid

Trump’s Middle East Peace Bid

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Feb , 2020

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side, US President Donald Trump on January 28 announced his plan for peace in the Middle East – ‘Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to...

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New Bodo Accord

New Bodo Accord

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2020

Signing of the Bodo Accord on January 23 between the Government of India and Bodos is a significant step that would contribute greatly towards ushering peace in the turbulent northeast. The new...

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Dragon inveigles Naypyitaw

Dragon inveigles Naypyitaw

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar on January 17, 2019 carried the hallmarks of China’s strategy of planning and preparations decades in advance. Economic and military aid to...

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Elevating India-Brazil Relations will benefit both

Elevating India-Brazil Relations will benefit both

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2020

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will be the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations in January 2020. He had accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation for the occasion when they...

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