Articles by Prakash Katoch
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.
Aug 21, 2017
Sikkim standoff: As President Ram Nath Kovind gears up for Ladakh visit, India must be wary of Chinese treacheryPresident Ram Nath Kovind is set to visit Ladakh shortly and is expected to meet and address the troops. This will be his first visit to Ladakh as president.
Aug 07, 2017
Kashmir terror funding case: Mehbooba's bizarre statements must not be allowed to hold nation hostageJammu and Kashmir may have a separate constitution but it is, unquestionably, part of India. Of late, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has been making bizarre statements which indicate some sort of desperation on her part towards the scenario unfolding in the Valley.
Jul 10, 2017
Sikkim standoff: At BRICS meet, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping's fake smiles mask underlying hostilityThere is considerable enthusiasm over the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping during the informal BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the recent G20 summit. Earlier, the Chinese media said that there would be no meeting and talks between the two leaders.
Jul 10, 2017
Erdogan is hell-bent on radicalising Turkey: India should expect little from himTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is leading Turkey into radicalisation down the same path as Pakistan.