Articles by Prakash Katoch
Jan 19, 2018
India test-fires Agni-V: China is irked by New Delhi's strategic deterrence against potential mischief by BeijingIndia successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from the Abdul Kalam island, off the coast of Odisha.
Jan 17, 2018
Union Budget 2018: Why India needs annual defence allocation of 3% of GDPThe higher defence set up and the MoD continue to be sans military professionals because the government remains straight-jacketed in the time wrap of the bureaucracy.
Jan 02, 2018
Donald Trump's message exposes Pakistan's double standards but Islamabad may up the ante of terrorism against IndiaIndia must focus on the fact that the Pakistani military will up the ante of terror attacks on India to divert attention from the country's internal happenings. This is a war India must be fully prepared for
Nov 25, 2017
Hafiz Saeed walks free in Pakistan: India needs to get over No Action Talk Only syndrome, will policymakers oblige?Hafiz Saeed being set free by Pakistan is no surprise. He was anyway only under house arrest and provided protection. That does not mean outsiders were not allowed to meet him, he could not confer with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistani military and his coterie of radical rodents: Same as Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who as per Pakistani media, was being given the red carpet by the Pakistan military in prison before he was ‘set free’ on bail.
Nov 13, 2017
As China asserts itself, India must give its urgent attention to addressing gaps in border infrastructureThe focus on border infrastructure unfortunately comes up only during situations like the Doka La plateau confrontation. China, meanwhile, is rapidly asserting itself.
Oct 09, 2017
Lack of local resources meant bodies from Tawang chopper crash had to be sent back in plastic sacksThe bodies belonged to those onboard the ill-fated Mi-17 helicopter, which crashed in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh and killed all seven personnel.
Sep 27, 2017
India's concerns over Rohingya justified as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan links could make them easy conduits of terrorismIndia can't ignore the reported links between the Rohingya, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, and the chances of their exploitation to destabilise India and the region
Sep 10, 2017
BRICS declaration may have named Pakistan-based terror groups but India shouldn't celebrate just yetChina was apparently scared after Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Pakistan as the “mother ship” of terrorism during the BRICS Summit held at Goa last year.
Sep 07, 2017
Bipin Rawat warns of two-front war with China and Pakistan: India must be vigilant and upgrade its defences at the earliestDelivering the keynote address at a seminar on Future Contours and Trends in Warfare, at New Delhi on 6 September, army chief General Bipin Rawat categorically stated that despite nuclear deterrence, the possibility of a war on two fronts cannot be ruled out.
Sep 04, 2017
New defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman must take cue from her predecessors and not repeat mistakesPost the announcement, critics pointed out Sitharaman's lack of defence experience, not realising that was the case with all her predecessors.