Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

The Pakistan-TTP Truce

The Pakistan-TTP Truce

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 14 Nov , 2021

Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary stated on November 8 that the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) has agreed to a complete ceasefire after the talks that the Taliban government in Afghanistan...

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Maximizing the NSA Meet on Afghanistan

Maximizing the NSA Meet on Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 09 Nov , 2021

India is hosting a NSA-level meet on Afghanistan on November 10. The conference had reportedly been planned in April 2021 with participation of the Ashraf Ghani government much before the Taliban...

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Pakistan in Snake Pit

Pakistan in Snake Pit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2021

Speaking on the Defence Day and Martyrs Day of Pakistan on September 5, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa made statements like:  in 1965, Pakistan had defeated India – an enemy many times...

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Tackling Terror – Is India Copycatting America?

Tackling Terror – Is India Copycatting America?

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

On March 17, 2005, a UN panel, described terrorism as any act “intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or...

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India is The Main Target of China’s New Border Law

India is The Main Target of China’s New Border Law

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

It needs no intelligence to decipher that China’s new Border Law has been devised to primarily target India. Beijing already has Pakistan in its pocket and has drawn Nepal and Myanmar into its...

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Sarp Vinash 2.0

Sarp Vinash 2.0

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

Counter-terrorist operations launched by the Army in the area of Nar Khas Forest in J&K’s Poonch region on the evening of October 14 after five Army personnel were killed during an encounter...

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Turkey exiting NATO will have repercussions for South Asia

Turkey exiting NATO will have repercussions for South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Oct , 2021

Relations between the US and Turkey have been visibly in decline for some time. It is not just the wait that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was subjected to for meeting US President Joe Biden...

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Employment and Control of UAVs

Employment and Control of UAVs

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 23 Oct , 2021

The Indian Army has raised a new Army Aviation Brigade in March 2021 at Missamari in Assam close to Tezpur in backdrop of the Chinese build up and increased activities along the Line of Actual...

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Bhutan – Will China Have Its Way?

Bhutan – Will China Have Its Way?

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

Bhutan and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 14 for a ‘Three-Step Roadmap for Expediting the Bhutan-China Boundary Negotiations’ in a virtual signing ceremony...

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Taliban Snub US on Counter Terrorism

Taliban Snub US on Counter Terrorism

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

The first in-person talks between the US and the Taliban after US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan were held in Doha, Qatar on October 9-10. These followed two days of discussions between...

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Surge in Proxy War on India

Surge in Proxy War on India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2021

A new phase of Pakistani proxy war on India, backed by China, has been set in motion. Concurrently, there is increased Chinese activity astride the LAC – first 100 Chinese barged into Barahoti...

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China and Taiwan Relations Act

China and Taiwan Relations Act

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

Much is being said about US President Joe Biden telling reporters at the White House on October 6 after returning from Michigan that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their...

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The Buzz over Sri Lanka

The Buzz over Sri Lanka

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 04 Oct , 2021

As Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla began his visit four-day visit to Sri Lanka on October 2 at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Jayanath Colombage to review bilateral...

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First In-Person Quad Leaders Summit

First In-Person Quad Leaders Summit

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

The first in-person Quad Leaders Summit in the White House between US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime...

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China’s Bungee Jumping

China’s Bungee Jumping

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

Bungee jumping always is thrilling especially knowing that the chord will prevent ones head hitting the ground. But there have been fatalities in bungee jumping although America’s National...

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Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2021

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a hard-line radical who also served on Pervez Musharraf’s cabinet, recently offered conditional amnesty to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan...

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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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