Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Call to Armageddon

Call to Armageddon

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2024

The latest episode of the ‘Gaza Ceasefire’ Play is the POTUS Joe Biden’s three-phase proposal: one, six-week ceasefire initially; two, release of all living hostages and full Israeli...

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Xi-Putin Meet & The Cold War

Xi-Putin Meet & The Cold War

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent two-day visit to China, the first foreign visit after being re-elected president, was watched globally, particularly by the US-led West. A few days...

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Chinese focus on Siachen

Chinese focus on Siachen

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2024

Siachen has been in the news recently – 40 years of occupation of the Saltoro Range by the Indian Army in 1984. Many narratives, including individual and collective gallant actions, have been...

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The NATO Story

The NATO Story

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2024

NATO is celebrating its 75th anniversary of its inception this year. NATO signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949 in Washington DC; a collective security system in which independent member...

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The China-US Equation

The China-US Equation

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2024

The news about the telephonic conversation between the POTUS Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 2, 2024, makes for interesting reading. Who wanted this discussion is not...

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Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address

Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Mar , 2024

The recent State of the Union address by the POTUS Joe Biden was a typical pre-election speech, not only because of hishigh-pitched voice denouncing Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and China, but...

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Western Nuclear Googly

Western Nuclear Googly

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Mar , 2024

There is perceptible commotion in the West with the leaked audio conversation of German military officers discussing provision of Taurus long-range missiles to Ukraine; the stealth missile with...

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The Space Frontier

The Space Frontier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2024

There was a perceptible commotion in the US on Valentine’s Day with Mike Turner, Chairman of the US House intelligence committee, urging the White House to declassify intelligence on a serious...

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The Iran-Pakistan Spat

The Iran-Pakistan Spat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2024

On January 27, 2024, unidentified gunmen killed nine and wounded three Pakistanis in the Sirkan neighbourhood of Saravan city, Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran. These Pakistanis were said to be...

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Muizzu Turns Maldives Red

Muizzu Turns Maldives Red

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2023

Exercise ‘Ekatha 2023′ between the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Coast Guard and the Indian Navy Marine Commandos (MARCOS) was held in Maldives in June 2023 in Maldives; to enhance...

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Myanmar Aflame

Myanmar Aflame

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2023

Myanmar is aflame, not only because of the turmoil within but also heavy fighting along its borders with China and with India; with fleeing Myanmar refugees streaming into China and India. In the...

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The Xi-Biden Tête-à-Tête

The Xi-Biden Tête-à-Tête

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2023

The outcome of the November 15 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the POTUS Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco was on...

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Reading Nepal

Reading Nepal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2023

As always, India was the first responder in providing relief to Nepal when struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on November 3, which left 157 dead and scores injured. On November 5, India sent...

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America’s Wider War

America’s Wider War

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Nov , 2023

The US NSA Jake Sullivan has said that the US is seeing elevated risk of the Israel-Hamas war widening into a regional conflict. However, with 800 plus US bases around the world, a wider war...

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Israel – America’s Ukraine 2.0?

Israel – America’s Ukraine 2.0?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2023

The multi-pronged Hamas attack in Israel on October 7 caused enormous casualties in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). Details of killed in first  24 hours of the action published by IDF include:...

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Coordinated Hamas Attack Stuns Israel

Coordinated Hamas Attack Stuns Israel

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2023

The unprecedented multi-pronged attack by Hamas in the wee hours of the morning of October 7 through land, sea and air has left Israel jarred. The surprise, backed by massive fire of some 5000...

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Pakistan’s ISI Changes Tack

Pakistan’s ISI Changes Tack

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2023

It has been covered in these columns earlier that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India for the killing of Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) self-appointed chief Hardeep Singh without...

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Trudeau’s Gambit

Trudeau’s Gambit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2023

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has claimed that the Indian government is behind the killing of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada. In a statement Trudeau...

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Blowback of BRICS Expansion

Blowback of BRICS Expansion

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2023

There is an ongoing controversy whether the BRICS expansion by including Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as full members of BRICS is a challenge to the...

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South Asia Terror – Western USP?

South Asia Terror – Western USP?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2023

A recent UN report highlights the following: Afghanistan is becoming epicenter of terror with 20 terrorist groups operating from Afghan soil; Al Qaeda has infiltrated law enforcement agencies...

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