Prakash Katoch

Prakash Chand Katoch is a veteran Indian Special Forces Lieutenant General, whose last assignment in his 40-year army service was as Director General of Information Systems. With an MSc in Defence Studies from Madras University and a post-graduate degree from the National Defence College, he has authored over 290 articles on international relations, strategic affairs, national security, military, technical, and topical issues in various magazines and journals. A leading defense expert, he is a visiting fellow in foreign think-tanks and contributes regularly for Indian and foreign publications. Active in seminars at both national and international levels, he has vast experience in special operations, counter terrorism, counter insurgency, and high altitude/jungle/desert warfare. 1. He held the Field Marshal KM Cariappa Chair of Excellence at the USI of India from 2011-2012 and has authored a book on India’s Special Forces. 2. His second book titled Net-centricity and Indian Military is under publication.


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