Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Howdy Modi, Howdy Trump

Howdy Modi, Howdy Trump

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Sep , 2019

The ‘Howdy Modi’ mega event at Houston’s NRG stadium on September 22 could easily be called ‘Howdy Modi, Howdy Trump’ because while Houston said howdy to Modi, Modi said howdy to Trump,...

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Wuhan to Chennai and China’s ‘Choga’ Game

Wuhan to Chennai and China’s ‘Choga’ Game

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2019

Our media appears quite content over China indicating that the Kashmir issue may not be a major topic of discussion during the forthcoming second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra...

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Valley Traders on Terror Radar - and what is needed

Valley Traders on Terror Radar - and what is needed

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2019

No sooner did NSA Ajit Doval state that not one bullet had been fired in J&K past one month, two Urdu-Punjabi speaking terrorists struck at the house of wholesale fruit trader Abdul Hamid Rather...

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Another Face Off With PLA in Pangong Tso Area

Another Face Off With PLA in Pangong Tso Area

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

Another face off between an Indian Army patrol and PLA occurred north of Pangong Tso Lake on September 11, 2019, which some media reports describe as “scuffle”.  Media quoting an unnamed...

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Integrating Madrassa Education

Integrating Madrassa Education

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2019

It is no secret that the deep state of Middle East and the West were behind the installation of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. Morsi led the...

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US-Taliban Deal will not reduce Af-Pak flux

US-Taliban Deal will not reduce Af-Pak flux

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

Media reports of mid-August 2019, quoting Taliban sources, had stated that US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be over in 14 months, which possibly was keeping in mind that President Donald...

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Imran Khan – from PM to Ambassador

Imran Khan – from PM to Ambassador

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2019

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared for the US Congress confirms that during Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister, the Pakistani army has retained dominant...

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Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit 2019

Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit 2019

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok and hold the annual bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 4-5.  Modi...

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Uniformity in Uniform

Uniformity in Uniform

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2019

Recent media reports indicate that the Army has decided to do away with differences in the attires of officers above the rank of Colonel. The move is being hailed to usher in uniformity in...

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Mediation hopes dashed, Pakistan goes Erratic

Mediation hopes dashed, Pakistan goes Erratic

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2019

India has consistently informed all nations, including the US, that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal issue of India, the state having formally acceded to India on October 26, 1947. The Maharaja of...

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CDS – will it include comprehensive reform?

CDS – will it include comprehensive reform?

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on August 15 that India will have a CDS to head the Army, Navy and Air Force was in his characteristic style of springing surprises, be it...

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Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Aug , 2019

Politicization of the J&K lockdown has been gaining momentum with those opposing government move counting days and hours. The crescendo can be expected to rise with each passing day. Absence of...

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Honouring Braves – Will The Colonel Get Justice?

Honouring Braves – Will The Colonel Get Justice?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 16 Aug , 2019

Indian governments habitually remember braves during wars and conflict, occasions like Independence Day,  Republic Day or when politically opportune to garner votes. Otherwise, neglect of soldiers...

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Tibet and The Next Dalai Lama

Tibet and The Next Dalai Lama

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2019

All media in China is government-controlled. Every journalist must be member of the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) which conducts periodic training capsules for all journalists;...

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Kashmir Reorganized – Historic Feat by Modi Government

Kashmir Reorganized – Historic Feat by Modi Government

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

Removal of Article 370 and reorganization of J&K State into the Union Territories of J&K (with legislature) and Ladakh (without legislature) is a historic step by the Modi Government, which was...

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Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2019

Speaking during the Kargil Diwas celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 27 called upon the Army, Navy and Air Force to better integrate themselves as they modernize their capabilities,...

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Geopolitical Clowning

Geopolitical Clowning

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

Seattle-based Andrew Boncombe believes US President Donald Trump could be the “clown”  who could solve Kashmir, albeit Boncombe doesn’t elaborate how adroitly Trump has muddled through Syria...

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Broad-Banding Social Media

Broad-Banding Social Media

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2019

According to recent newspaper reports, Army has issued a directive for serving personnel not to be part “large groups” on internet-based chat or email services, in order to control leak of...

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ICJ Verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Rogue Pakistan

ICJ Verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Rogue Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2019

There is no doubt that the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav granting Indian authorities consular access to Jadhav and directing Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentencing is a...

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Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jul , 2019

The spectacle of US President Donald Trump walking across to meet North Korean President Kim Jong-un last month at Panmunjom would have amused Beijing no end. By now it is quite evident that...

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