Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (retd)

Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (retd)

About Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (retd)

The author is a former Lieutenant General of the Indian Army

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Taliban rule in Afghanistan will be aligned with China

With Pakistan becoming the vassal state of China, China plans to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor into Afghanistan, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (Retd) for South Asia Monitor

Souring India-Nepal ties

China has made all-out efforts to draw Nepal into its strategic sphere and has stoked anti-India feelings,  writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

India must not fall into Chinese trap

In my assessment, the present PLA intrusions are obviously with the approval of C-in-C and President Xi Jinping, China's supreme leader, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (Retd) for South Asia Monitor

Will the world let China brutalize Hong Kong into submission?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is a troubled man who appears to be going berserk with mounting external and internal challenges

Have Nepal's communists made it China’s proxy?

Indian policy towards Nepal has been lackadaisical. Belief of mutual Hindu traditions should be viewed in the context of power in Nepal lying with the communists for whom religion is anathema, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Pampering of China, injustice to Taiwan must end

No invitation to Taiwan for the WHA meeting was a foregone conclusion with DG WHO loyal to Beijing. The probe into the origin of COVID-19 may peter out with China having destroyed the evidence in Wuhan, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

PLA muscle-flexing part of exercise to shape the environment in China’s favour

A major aim of China’s aggressive actions is to derail demands at the United Nations for independent inquiry into the origins of COVID-19. This has led to muscle-flexing all over,  writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Sri Lanka's rise in strategic importance in Chinese geopolitical calculus

Major power interest in Sri Lanka despite the COVID-19 pandemic was noticed  earlier  this year when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice G Wells, and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi,  all visited Sri Lanka in January to hold bilateral talks with the Sri…

Can Beijing absorb the blowback of Wuhan Virus?

With the magnitude of deaths inflicted by the Wuhan Virus worldwide, a response is inevitable in due course of time in whatever form, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd). for South Asia Monitor

Leaving Afghanistan's fate to the Taliban

It would not be surprising if American troops are also attacked after part withdrawal has taken place, with blame, apportioned to Islamic State, as was done in the case of the recent attack on Kabul gurdwara, while China and Pakistan laughed all the way home, writes  Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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