Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

America’s Subcontinental Priority

America’s Subcontinental Priority

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2020

Citing a leaked letter of Pakistan’s foreign ministry, Asian Lite has reported that some 14 members of Pakistani military were killed recently by Baloch militants based in Iran and that this was...

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Beijing’s ‘Early Harvest’ Googly

Beijing’s ‘Early Harvest’ Googly

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

The 22nd round of talks between Special Representatives of India and China, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi were held at...

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PFI to The Fore

PFI to The Fore

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

With Uttar Pradesh suffering maximum loss of government property during the recent anti-CAA protests and several people losing their lives, there is news that the State Government may ban the...

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Monitoring the Indian Ocean

Monitoring the Indian Ocean

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2019

Ahead of Navy Day , Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on December 3 that there were seven to eight Chinese warships present in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) at any given time and the Chinese...

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Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue at Washington DC

Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue at Washington DC

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2019

The ministerial level Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue was held in Washington DC for the first time on December 20, 2019, the inaugural one having been held at New Delhi during 2018. The present dialogue saw...

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Indo-Bangladesh Relations – handle with care

Indo-Bangladesh Relations – handle with care

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2019

On December 11, 2019, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen expressed concern over India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said in Dhaka that it could weaken India’s historic...

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The Colombo-Beijing Connect

The Colombo-Beijing Connect

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2019

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with Cheng Xueyuan, China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, visited Colombo Port City on December 7 and officially declared the 269 hectares land...

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First India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

First India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2019

India and Japan held the inaugural meeting of the India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi on November 30, 2019. During the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit held in Japan (October 2018), Prime Minister...

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Beyond Trump’s Bagram Thanksgiving

Beyond Trump’s Bagram Thanksgiving

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2019

The surprise visit by President Donald Trump to Afghanistan on November 29 to be with US troops for Thanksgiving was a good gesture in line with the respect and support the US gives to its...

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Visit of President Gotabaya – new beginning

Visit of President Gotabaya – new beginning

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2019

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s two-day state visit to India commencing November 29, his first foreign visit after assuming presidency, has signaled a new beginning, contours of which...

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India-Bhutan-China

India-Bhutan-China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Nov , 2019

Speaking to the media in June 2019, Prime Minister Lotay Tshering of Bhutan had called upon China to maintain status quo in the Doklam region, saying “no side” should do anything...

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From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2019

On November 11, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated, “Looking at the talent India possesses, I am pretty confident that we can become a $10 trillion economy in the next 10-15 years”....

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INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2019

Reports in media indicate UK is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier on the lines of Britain’s HMS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ as part of ongoing...

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Cadre Restructuring in Indian Army

Cadre Restructuring in Indian Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2019

According to media reports, the Indian Army is in the process of undergoing cadre restructuring. In the case of officers, two officers per battalion are being reduced, which will total up to an...

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Nepal: More into Dragon’s Jaws

Nepal: More into Dragon’s Jaws

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2019

Post the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal on October 12-13, a news item titled ‘Xi Jinping Defeated in Nepal, Threatens to Smash Opponents into Pieces’ created quite a...

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North East Peace Accords

North East Peace Accords

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2019

As the government deadline of October 31, 2019 for final settlement to the Naga dispute approached, there were reports of talks with NSCN (IM) running into rough weather. But then came good news...

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Whither Sri Lanka ?

Whither Sri Lanka ?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2019

As China’s clout grows in the Indo-Pacific, so does its obduracy, vile and cunning. Solomon Islands government recently said that a contract signed by one of its provinces to lease entire island...

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Beyond the EU Delegation visit to J&K

Beyond the EU Delegation visit to J&K

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2019

Media perhaps has never been divided more over the visit of a delegation to India, as was seen from visit of the delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to New Delhi and J&K....

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Exploding Mangoes and Scribbled Apples

Exploding Mangoes and Scribbled Apples

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2019

The novel ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ authored by Mohammed Hanif in 2008 is based on true events of the 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan’s President Zia ul-Haq. The story follows Ali...

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Offensive Force versus Manning Border

Offensive Force versus Manning Border

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2019

India conducted Exercise ‘Him Vijay’ in Arunachal Pradesh before the recent Modi-Xi second informal summit at Mamallapuram. Him Vijay involved exercising three Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs)...

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