Experts Speak

  • October 18, 2019
    Modi-Xi Chennai Connect
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping was held at Mamallapuram (UNESCO heritage) on October 11-12, which Modi termed "Chennai connect".

  • October 18, 2019
    73rd Infantry Day Celebrations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Infantry will celebrate its 73rd Infantry Day on October 27 to commemorate the selfless dedication to duty by Indian Army's gallant Infantrymen, a wreath laying ceremony will be held at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' where General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, along with senior officers, will lay wreaths in a solemn ceremony.

  • October 18, 2019
    FATF, Pakistan and Bankruptcy of Counter Terrorism
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In early September this year, a 15-member Pakistani delegation led by the Hammad Azhar, Minister for Economic Affairs Division met with the Asia Pacific Group (APG), regional body of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...

  • October 18, 2019
    IMRH to Replace Mi-17 Helicopters
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    News reports of August 2019 indicate that India is set to embark on a 10,000 crore Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) project; to develop an indigenous medium lift helicopter that will replace all imports in that class for the Armed Forces – namely Mi-17 helicopters.

  • October 18, 2019
    Transborder Intelligence Operations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to news reports of October 15, 2019, quoting un-named senior officials, Army's monitors along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan have fallen silent for over two months now, affecting intelligence operations.

  • October 7, 2019
    Modi-Trump Bilateral - little gain
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held a bilateral meeting on September 24 on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly session.

  • October 7, 2019
    China's 70th Anniversary
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China's 70th anniversary celebrations displayed its military and economic might with the biggest ever military parade on October 1, even as Hong Kong witnessed massive demonstration on the same day with hundreds of youth battling police and locals also out on the street.

  • October 7, 2019
    Howdy Modi, Howdy UNGA
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The 'Howdy Modi' mega event at Houston's NRG stadium on September 22 with PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump holding centre stage, and the 74th session of UNGA, particularly the speeches by Modi and Pakistan's Imran Khan on September 27 were viewed globally.

  • October 7, 2019
    AR-ITBP Merger - will the 'deep state' succeed?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    It is important to understand the 'real' reason behind the call for merger of Assam Rifles (AR) and ITBP, which media doesn't mention. The 'deep state' has struck again through the MHA; merger to bring AR completely under MHA, whose operational control is presently under Army.

  • October 7, 2019
    New Road to Doklam
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has converted an erstwhile mule track from Bheem Base to Doka La in Sikkim held by India Army, that will make it easier to enter the Doklam Valley, which was the site of a 73-day military standoff between Indian Army and China's PLA; where the Chumbi valley of China occupied Tibet (COT), Bhutan and India converge.

  • September 17, 2019
    Next Modi-Xi Informal Summit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As time approached for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, China took the despicable step of orchestrating a closed door meeting of the United National...

  • September 17, 2019
    Exoskeleton Suits for Army Soldiers
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    If news reports are to be believed, Defence Bioengineering and Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL) of the DRDO has been for some time collating data for Simulation and Analysis of Musco-skeletal parts...

  • September 17, 2019
    Miniature Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Drone war attained a new landmark with Houthi some 19 armed drones hitting two oil processing facilities of Saudi Arabia - Aramco's Abqaiq refinery and the Khurais oil field.

  • September 17, 2019
    Indigenous Sniper Rifles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In February 2018, MoD had approved procurement of 5,719 sniper rifles for the Army and Air Force at an estimated cost of 982 crore from the global market under the 'Buy Global' categorisation, the ammunition for which was to be initially procured and subsequently manufactured in India.

  • September 17, 2019
    Imran 'Taliban' Khan is in Pitiable State
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran 'Taliban' Khan is in pitiable state. His army chief General Q.J. Bajwa (QJB) has handed him the impossible task of organising international intervention or mediation on Kashmir.

  • September 5, 2019
    20th India-Russia Annual Summit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 20th Annual India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in Vladivostok, Russia and the 5th Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest on September 4-5.

  • September 5, 2019
    Corporatising OFB – how serious are we?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    National dailies reported on August 22, government's decision to turn the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) into a public sector corporate for increasing exports, self-reliance, add latest technologies and innovations.

  • September 5, 2019
    Exchanging Defence Land
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    During NDA-1, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharanman's unilateral order to open all 62 military cantonments to public made headlines, with political victory parades led by MPs/MLAs marching through cantonments.

  • September 5, 2019
    Army's Uniform Uniformity
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Recent media reports indicate that the Army has decided to do away with differences in the attires of officers above the rank of Colonel.

  • September 5, 2019
    Robot Tank, Robot Warship
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In March 2018, a video from CCTV-7 Chinese military channel, posted by the Chinese streaming platform Sohu, showed a PLA soldier driving the Type 59 from an independent computer terminal with a steering wheel to control and drive...

  • September 5, 2019
    Kamikaze Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In July 2019, news emerged that the US Department of Defense (DoD) wants to purchase the Hero-120 loitering drone (termed "kamikaze" or "killer" drones) from Israel for operations by US Special Operations Forces (SOF).

  • August 22, 2019
    CDS Finally Coming
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In his characteristic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised the nation on August 15 by announcing India will have a CDS to head the Army, Navy and Air Force.

  • August 22, 2019
    India Wins Army Scout Masters 2019
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Concluding on August 14, 2019, India comprehensively won the Army Scout Masters Competition 2019 held from August 6 to August 14 at Jaisalmer.

  • August 22, 2019
    Coming - Light Strike Vehicles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Recommendations of the Study on 'Modernisation of Special Forces' undertaken by Military Operations Directorate, Army Headquarters in 2002, included the provision of Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) to Army's Special Forces battalions.

  • August 22, 2019
    Pakistan Frustrated - Caution Warranted
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Frustration is writ large on the face of Imran Khan, Pakistan's Prime Minister; pleading, begging world over.

  • August 17, 2019
    Abrogation of Special Status Under Article 370 – Security Implications
    By General Deepak Kapoor (Retd), Former Army Chief

    'Special status' came as a handy tool along with religion for the Pakistan army to exploit the differentiation of Kashmiris from the rest of the country. It provided moral, material and military support for commencing the insurgency.

  • August 14, 2019
    Article 370 Abrogation - History Corrected
    By Lt General A.B. Shivane (Retd)

    Article 370 acted as a hindrance to the holistic development of J&K. The dimension of regional aspirations cannot be ignored for the state of J&K which has three clear linguistic and geographical divisions - Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh and these remain disparate despite 73 years having passed.

  • August 8, 2019
    Kashmir Integrated
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In a historic announcement in Parliament on August 4, Government announced the Presidential decree of abrogating Article 370 and reorganisation of J&K State into the Union Territories of J&K.

  • August 8, 2019
    PM Modi's Bhutan Visit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Bhutan on August 17-18. After assuming the premiership second time, Modi's visit is in line with government's focus on 'Neighbours First' policy; which will further strengthen India's special relationship with Bhutan.

  • August 8, 2019
    The Chimera of Military Integration
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In 2004, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, addressing the Combined Commanders Conference had said, "Reforms within the Armed Forces involve recognition of the fact that our Navy, Air Forces and Army can no longer function in compartments with exclusive chains of command and single service operational plans."

  • August 8, 2019
    Defence Exports
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Media reports of May 2019 indicated India had relaxed procedures to speed up arms sales to foreign countries.

  • August 8, 2019
    LRAD replacing Pellet Guns?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Going by news reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the use of 'sound cannon', devices that can emit pain-inducing sound waves, on rampaging mobs in the Valley.

  • July 19, 2019
    Kartarpur Corridor – Pakistan's terror gambit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    When Navjot Singh Sidhu returned from Pakistan after hugging the Pakistani army chief Q.J.Bajwa at swearing in of PM Imran Khan on August 18, 2018, he announced Pakistan has agreed to open the Kartarpur Corridor.

  • July 19, 2019
    Sniper Rifles Delay – can we slash red tape?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On February 13, 2018, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Ministerhad approved procurement of 5,719 sniper rifles for the Army and Air Force at an estimated cost of 982 crore from the global market under the 'Buy Global'...

  • July 19, 2019
    Indigenous CornerShot
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Media reports of June 2019 state that the Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune has developed 'Trikaal' CornerShot Weapon System (CSWS) which has in recent past undergone user trials by Rashtriya Rifles at the Pashan Range.

  • July 19, 2019
    Army CEO for MIA AK-203 OFB Factory
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Headlines like "Army chief's new experiment — Major General is CEO of AK-203 rifle factory in Amethi" appeared in the media recently, highlighting that Major General Sanjeev Sengar has been appointed CEO for four years, this being the first time in decades that a uniformed officer will head an ordnance factory.

  • July 19, 2019
    Army's Social Media Diktat
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Going by media 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 sensitive information about the Armed Forces since enemy agencies could access such information.

  • July 11, 2019
    Throwing Out The Baby With The Bath Water
    By Lt. General Vijay Oberoi (Retd)

    What is most galling is the surreptitious manner in which the news was made public and the hesitancy of Army Headquarters to openly state that they were the initiators of the move.

  • July 6, 2019
    First Budget of Modi 2.0 - defence ignored
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Budget 2019 of the new NDA government lead by Narendra Modiin parliament on June 5, 2019, with what she described as a 10-year vision.

  • July 6, 2019
    20 years after Kargil Conflict
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas falls on July 26, 2019. Celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of Kargil victory are being spread over three days - July 25 to July 27 at Dras in J&K and at New Delhi.

  • July 6, 2019
    Puncturing Disability
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There is considerable debate over a Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) circular dated June 24, 2019 saying that tax exemption for disability pension will be "available only to armed forces personnel who have been invalidated from service on account of bodily disability attributable to or aggravated by such service and not to personnel who have been retired on superannuation or otherwise".

  • July 6, 2019
    Pakistan's FATF Noose
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The last Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session was held in Orlando, US, on June 21. 2019. A stern statement at the end of its outcome document warned Pakistan that it could face a blacklisting in FATF's next session scheduled in coming October, if it did not follow a 27-point checklist on bringing stricter laws to curb the access of funds to terror groups inside the country, including IS, Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

  • July 6, 2019
    Second JAI Trilateral at Osaka
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    During the first ever meeting of JAI (acronym for the Japan-America-India Trilateral coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi using first alphabet...

  • June 15, 2019
    100 Day Agenda of the new NDA government
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Concurrent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government assuming charge, the Niti Ayog has announced on May 29, 2019, that government will consider a slew of proposals over the next 100 days to complete unfinished goals of fine-tuning reforms like the bankruptcy code...

  • June 15, 2019
    Modi's Maldives, Sri Lanka Visit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Close on the heels of oath taking of Modi-led NDA government on May 30, 2019 attended by heads of BIMSTEC nations, re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first overseas visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka on June 8-9...

  • June 15, 2019
    The Education-Radicalisation Connect
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The new NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced it will roll out a plan for modernising madrassa education next month.

  • June 15, 2019
    Maoists, Mining and Environment
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As per news reports of June 11, 2019, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has stopped all mining activities at Dantewada Iron Ore Deposit after tribal protest for days.

  • May 31, 2019
    BIMSTEC Heads at Modi 2.0 Inaugural
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In a deft move of immense significance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited heads of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations to the swearing-in ceremony of his new government on May 30, 2019.

  • May 31, 2019
    Of Drones and Bombs
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Rapid advancements in technology is empowering militarires as well as terrorists. This includes armed drones and remote controlled bombs. In May 2019, Indonesian police raided a terrorist cell with ability to use Wi-Fi to detonate explosive devices.

  • May 31, 2019
    New Eye in the Sky
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On May 22 May 22, 2019, ISRO achieved another feather in its cap by successfully launching RISAT – 2B; microwave radar imaging earth observation satellite.

  • May 31, 2019
    Army Scout Masters Competition 2019
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India for the first time will be hosting 'Army Scout Masters Competition', which is part of 'International Army Games' steered by Russia annually since August 2015. Army Scout Masters Competition 2019 will be the fifth edition, which India will host in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

  • May 31, 2019
    Faulty Ammunition Kills
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Buried in pages of national dailies was recent news about the army raising an alarm over rising accidents with indigenous faulty ammunition.

  • May 31, 2019
    Relocating Military Cantonments
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    It is not known whether the scholar who recently wrote the article 'How new military bases could seed new cities and create jobs' recently is on the payroll of Pakistan's ISI or of Beijing or he aims to cash on the greed of politicians to gobble land and make quick buck for themselves...

  • May 20, 2019
    Agenda for Next Defence Minister
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India is to have a new government shortly. It is, therefore, prudent to list out what should be the agenda for the next Defence Minister.

  • May 20, 2019
    Boosting Short-Service Commission?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to news reports of May 9, 2019, the Armed Forces are close to finalising the package to make short-service commission (SSC) more attractive for eligible youth.

  • May 20, 2019
    Technical Textiles for Armed Forces
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to news reports, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has adopted a policy that raises participation of indigenous firms in manufacturing 'technical textile' for Armed Forces.

  • May 6, 2019
    Vital Ladakh road completed – but many questions remain
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Media reports that India has completed the 255-km Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) section of the road between Leh and Karakoram (KK) Pass. KK Pass is misnomer because DBO is eight km crow flight south of KK Pass which is considerable distance in that terrain.

  • May 6, 2019
    Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday Terror
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    April 21 saw the bloodiest Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The multiple bombings that shook the island nation resulted in 359 killed and some 600 injured till the last count.

  • May 6, 2019
    Generals in Politics – anything wrong?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The electronic and print media prominently covered induction of seven army Generals into the BJP on April 27 amidst the beaming Raksha Mantri (RM) Nirmala Sitharaman.

  • May 6, 2019
    Voting by Soldiers
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    An incident on April 28, 2019 during voting at Jabalpur, in which army personnel and families from Army's Grenadiers Regimental Centre located at Jabalpur exercised their franchise, should shame the nation. It would make no difference to the politicians and their goons because the word 'shame' doesn't exist in their lexicon.

  • April 19, 2019
    Masood Azhar, Jinping's Lebensraum and US-Pak Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    After China stalled the UNSC for branding Masood Azhar for the fourth time on March 14, 2019, US, France and UK gave an ultimatum to China to lift her so called 'technical hold' on Masood Azhar's ban by April 23.

  • April 19, 2019
    Convoy Move in J&K
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On April 3, 2019, the J&K State Government issued a notification that civilian traffic will not be allowed on the Jammu-Baramulla national highway on Sundays and Wednesdays (reserved for move of security forces) till May 31, 2019...

  • April 19, 2019
    Naxals Kill Another Politician
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On April 9, 2019, BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi and the four security personnel were killed as Naxals targeted his convoy of three vehicles, including the MLA's bullet-proof one, in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

  • April 19, 2019
    Russia's International Army Games - 'ARMY 2019'
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Russia's Defence Ministry is making vigorous preparations for the International Army Games 'ARMY-2019' which are scheduled to be held from August 3 to August 17, 2019.

  • April 19, 2019
    Operational Control of Assam Rifles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Media reports of April 15, 2019, state that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has conveyed to the Delhi High Court that it, along with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will abide by any decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on the dual control over Assam Rifles.

  • April 19, 2019
    Lateral Entry in Govt Service - and MoD Dumped
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There was extensive media coverage when in June 2018 government announced it would seek lateral entry from the civil into the government services at joint secretary level.

  • April 8, 2019
    Special Operations Division
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On August 8, 2012, the Naresh Chandra Committee on national security submitted its report to the government, its recommendations including establishment of a Special Operations Command (SOC).

  • April 8, 2019
    EMISAT launched - more Military Satellites in offing
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On April 1, 2019, ISRO successfully launched India's electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT in another hallmark achievement, the PSLV-C45 also carrying 28 international customer satellites from four countries - Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the USA that were launched under commercial arrangements.

  • April 8, 2019
    Women Defence Attachés
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In what is being described as a brilliant move championed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Army, Navy and Air Force were asked to single out women officers who were appropriate for posting to Indian missions abroad as defence attaches.

  • April 8, 2019
    The AFSPA Debate
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Congress Manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 asking for a review of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has created a ruckus. The Congress manifesto made a specific proposal related to national security in J&K, with the party stating, "The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and the Disturbed Areas Act in J&K will be reviewed.

  • March 27, 2019
    Corporate-funded R&D could make India a global player in Defence production
    By Lt. General Anil Kapoor, DGIS

    Extension of Corporate Social Responsibility concept to Security needed to generate the funds and efforts for a tech leap in the Military

  • March 22, 2019
    Takeaways from Balakot
    By General Deepak Kapoor (Retd)

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) needs to be complimented for a well planned, coordinated and meticulously executed strike on a crucial Jaish terror hub at Balakot, located in Khyber Pakhtoonwa province of Pakistan.

  • March 18, 2019
    China Protects Masood Azhar at UN
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China has blocked for the fourth time in a row Masood Azhar from being branded terrorist at the UN. With this the euphoria built up in India of being poised for a massive diplomatic victory at the global stage has been reduced to a damp squib.

  • March 18, 2019
    Pak Military Goes After Baloch Riches
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Concurrent to the genocide in Baluchistan, ignored by the world including India, the Pakistani military is going after the riches of the Baluchistan Province. It is a well thought out strategy with Chinese backing, aim being to get hold of the economic jugular while continuing to muscle through the restive region.

  • March 18, 2019
    HR and Vigilance in Army
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Two surprises emerged in media recently with reports that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the plan of 'Reorganization of the Army Headquarters'.

  • March 18, 2019
    Restructuring Army Headquarters
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the first batch of reforms in the Army which include relocation of 229 officers from the Army Headquarters and creation of a new post of Deputy Chief of Army Staff Strategy, or DCOAS (Strategy)...

  • March 18, 2019
    Operation 'Sunrise' – Joint Indo-Myanmar Operation<
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Going by news reports of March 14-15, India has conducted a 'Third Surgical Strike' in Myanmar; Operation 'Sunrise' jointly with the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw).

  • March 18, 2019
    Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The ghastly terror attacks on the two mosques of Al Noor and Linwood in New Zealand on March 15, 2019, during Friday prayers has shattered the peace of this country and proved that no place on earth is safe from the specter of terror.

  • March 6, 2019
    Imran's Nobel Peace Prize - joke of the decade?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The resolution submitted in Pakistan's Parliament on March 2, 2019 to grant the Nobel Peace Prize to Prime Minister Imran Khan for having taken the decision of releasing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of Indian Air Force (IAF) in a bid to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan, could go down in history as the biggest joke of the decade.

  • March 6, 2019
    Required - Regional Counter Terrorism (CT) 'Action' against Pakistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Post the truck bombing in Kabul on August 7, 2015, killing 15 and wounding 400, Afghan clerics had declared jihad against Pakistan, saying, "Afghan people are Muslims and Jihad is eligible against Pakistan's military intelligence – Inter Service Intelligence and Punjabi military...

  • March 6, 2019
    BECA - and Indo-US Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    News is in the air that India is likely to sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-spatial Cooperation (BECA) with the US.

  • March 6, 2019
    Mama Mia - MIA AK-203
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On March 3, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the AK-203 rifle manufacturing unit in Amethi; Indo-Russia Rifles Limited plant at Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Korwa in Amethi.