Articles By Claude Arpi

China celebrates its Republic day in Minsar, the Indian village in Tibet

China celebrates its Republic day in Minsar, the Indian village in Tibet

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 06 Oct , 2019

China celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in the Indian village/town of Minsar in Western Tibet. An article inChina Tibet Newsmentioned the...

More

India and France 'Reliable Partners'

India and France 'Reliable Partners'

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 28 Sep , 2019

Remember the months before the legislative elections, L’Affaire Rafale was everyday in the news, thanks to the then leader of Opposition, who alleged hanky-panky in the intergovernmental deal...

More

And if India had won 1962 War?

And if India had won 1962 War?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 19 Sep , 2019

Wing Commander Jag Mohan (‘Jaggi’) Nath of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is the first of the six Indian officers to have twice been decorated with the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), India’s second...

More

Will Xi Dada visit Tibet?

Will Xi Dada visit Tibet?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 15 Sep , 2019

But who is X Dada? A few years ago in China, a song went viral on the internet; showing the growing personality cult around President Xi Jinping or ‘Xi Dada’ (Uncle Xi). Xi was painted as a...

More

China Readies for Next Dalai Lama

China Readies for Next Dalai Lama

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 13 Sep , 2019

The Dalai Lama’s answers about his succession often make the headlines; in some cases, his words were even misinterpreted. But, on August 18, a video addressed to members of the Minnesota...

More

India and France: Enduring, reliable partners

India and France: Enduring, reliable partners

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 04 Sep , 2019

India undoubtedly needs all its energies, resources and friends to fight on these two separate fronts. L’Affaire Rafale had been in news in the national press for months thanks to the then...

More

Why China is eying Ladakh

Why China is eying Ladakh

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 26 Aug , 2019

A few years ago, a Ladakhi friend recounted a telling story; one evening he was invited at the Chinese embassy in Delhi. In the course of the party, he enquired with an official that he would like...

More

Is there a way forward for India-China in Ladakh?

Is there a way forward for India-China in Ladakh?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 23 Aug , 2019

On March 23, 1954, after three months of tough negotiations, the Indian and Chinese representatives were still far from an agreement on trade between India and Tibet (a month later, it would...

More

The Chinese Panchen Lama on the Indian Border

The Chinese Panchen Lama on the Indian Border

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 19 Aug , 2019

Interesting developments have recently taken place in Western Tibet (Ngari Prefecture). The Chinese Panchen Lama, Gyaltsen Norbu is said (by the Chinese media) to have conducted an ‘inspection...

More

'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Aug , 2019

Claude Arpi’s interview with Jagmohan, Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Minister. It was recorded in 2007. Claude: Sir, there are rumors that India and Pakistan will soon have a...

More

The Freedom of Ladakh

The Freedom of Ladakh

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 06 Aug , 2019

This comes to my mind the day after Ladakh finally obtained its freedom of from Srinagar yesterday. A momentous day for the Himalayan region, now Union Territory. This memorandum was sent to Nehru...

More

Chinese Trains are India's Bane

Chinese Trains are India's Bane

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 24 Jul , 2019

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) walked into Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, in September 1951. Immediately, the generals leading the ‘Liberation of Tibet’ put their troops to work; they had...

More

Lambs before the dragon

Lambs before the dragon

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 05 Jul , 2019

China has managed to tame the wild Tibetans yaks, according to Xinhua: “Under the touch of the petite scientist Yan Ping, the tall and powerful black yak, weighing over 400 kg, is as obedient as...

More

Red Star over Tibet

Red Star over Tibet

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 01 Jul , 2019

Rumours recently circulated about the Dalai Lama restarting negotiations with China. Nine rounds of fruitless talks were held between 2002 and 2010 between Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama’s...

More

China-Tibet concord dream fading fast

China-Tibet concord dream fading fast

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 19 Jun , 2019

One man has destabilized China. For the purpose, he has used something which hardly existed a decade ago, Twitter. Though his messages are sometimes eccentric, President Donald Trump has changed...

More

The Importance of Yatung and Chumbi Valley

The Importance of Yatung and Chumbi Valley

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 16 Jun , 2019

Yatung (called Yadong by the Chinese) has been in the news recently. One of the reasons might be the annual opening of the Nathu-la pass for trade between India and China (Yatung is also one of...

More

When China takes Tibet for a ride!

When China takes Tibet for a ride!

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 11 Jun , 2019

Zhu Weiqun is a well-known hawk, at least as far as Tibet and ‘religion’ are concerned. A few years ago, he retired as Executive Deputy Director of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of...

More

Tibet Infrastructure: New Panacea for the Middle Kingdom?

Tibet Infrastructure: New Panacea for the Middle Kingdom?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 29 May , 2019

By 2021, there will be eight airports in the TAR plus three close to the Indian border in Xinjiang, i.e. Kashgar, Hotan and Yarkand. The news agency added, “At present, the preparatory work for...

More

1963: Indian PoWs in Beijing

1963: Indian PoWs in Beijing

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 29 May , 2019

I recently came across an interesting book,My Peking Memoirs of the Chinese Invasion of India by Dr Purnendu Kumar Banerjee, the Indian Chargé d’Affaires in Beijing during the Sino-Indian...

More

China-Nepal love affair

China-Nepal love affair

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 23 May , 2019

The deepening of ties between Kathmandu and Beijing is a serious setback for New Delhi. China scored one more goal but it’s difficult to say how far this story will continue. In politics, there...

More

1 2 3 4 22