Articles By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

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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Ketagalan Forum 2023

Ketagalan Forum 2023

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Aug , 2023

The participation of former Army Chief, General Manoj Naravane, Navy Chief, Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria in the recent ‘Ketagalan Forum 2023 –...

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Niger – Newest Global Hotspot

Niger – Newest Global Hotspot

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Aug , 2023

The recent military coup in Niger ousting the government of President Mohamed Bazoum has created much turbulence in the in the West, more so because the new regime is viewed as pro-Russia with...

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BRICS and De-dollarization

BRICS and De-dollarization

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2023

There is perceptible glee in the US over Russian President Vladimir Putin physically not attending the upcoming 15th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Summit scheduled in...

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Weaponizing Refugees

Weaponizing Refugees

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

France has been on fire since 17year old Nahel M was shot at point-blank range by the police in Paris. Clashes between civilians and police erupted soon after the video of the incident went...

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The Shadow over Storm Shadow

The Shadow over Storm Shadow

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2023

The battle for Bakhmut (Artyomovsk), which Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky had made a prestige issue, resulted in massive casualties for the Ukrainian forces. But Zelensky still doesn’t...

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Dollar and the Petrodollar

Dollar and the Petrodollar

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

The POTUS Joe Biden’s visit to Papua New Guinea in a bid to counter growing Chinese influence in the Pacific has been cancelled. Biden also cancelled attending the QUAD meeting scheduled in...

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Warmonger Brains

Warmonger Brains

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2023

The US-led West is crying hoarse about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but the US history is blackest of the black having attacked, bombed and invaded hundreds of countries for economic and...

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Can China Broker Ukraine Ceasefire?

Can China Broker Ukraine Ceasefire?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2023

The first ever telephone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 26, 2023, was weeks after Zelensky sought their meeting and even sent...

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