Articles By Claude Arpi

Why is China more and more Nervous?

Why is China more and more Nervous?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 16 Apr , 2021

Despite the fact that the Chinese propaganda machinery is relentlessly working to make the world believe that the people in Tibet are the happiest on the planet, Beijing is nervous, very...

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Tibet: Not Liberated Yet

Tibet: Not Liberated Yet

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 10 Apr , 2021

Despite the fact that the Chinese propaganda machinery is working day and night to make the world believe that the people in Tibet are the happiest on the planet, Beijing is nervous, very...

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The Colonizers’ Dilemma

The Colonizers’ Dilemma

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 07 Apr , 2021

According to the website China Tibet News, many young Tibetans applied for recruitment in the Chinese Army in the first half of 2021. This was the first post Covid-19 recruitment exercise for the...

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The Yarlung Tsangpo HPP: Mega Tragedy in the Making

The Yarlung Tsangpo HPP: Mega Tragedy in the Making

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 05 Apr , 2021

Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield in the UK has a blog which provides scientific information on landslides or mudslides occurring...

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The Forgotten Hero of the Indian Air Force

The Forgotten Hero of the Indian Air Force

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 02 Apr , 2021

Perhaps the main unsolved mysteries of the 1962 India-China War is the fate of 35-year old Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Vinod Sehgal, (sometimes is name is written ‘Sahgal’); the Vayu Sena Medal...

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The Dalai Lama crosses the Indian border - rare documents

The Dalai Lama crosses the Indian border - rare documents

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 31 Mar , 2021

Today it is 62 years that the Dalai Lama arrived in India. On the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the arrival of the Dalai Lama in India, I had posted on my website a very large collection of...

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The Return of Red Genes in Tibet

The Return of Red Genes in Tibet

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 29 Mar , 2021

China has found a new love for history. But it is history with strong Chinese characteristics, in other words, far from facts. As mentioned in my previous post, March 28, which marked the...

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The Big One

The Big One

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 17 Mar , 2021

Recent developments not far from the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh are worrying. A notice from the Metok Border Management Brigade announced that from March 1, the Chinese authorities began...

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The Mistake of the Century

The Mistake of the Century

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 15 Mar , 2021

President Xi Jinping is a poor strategist. Chinese are known followers of the Art of War, an ancient Chinese military treatise written by Sun Tzu, a Chinese general and military authority in the...

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Living in Fear of the Masses

Living in Fear of the Masses

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 10 Mar , 2021

According to a notice from the Metok Border Management Brigade, from March 1, the Chinese authorities will begin “to check border pass, ID cards and other documents of people entering and...

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Communism in China: A Hundred Years Later

Communism in China: A Hundred Years Later

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 07 Mar , 2021

As China prepares to celebrate the centenary of the Communist Party, the world must remember the massacres which Communist regimes have unleashed throughout history and question why Xi Jinping’s...

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The Indian Dalai Lama

The Indian Dalai Lama

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 04 Mar , 2021

In January 1951, a few months after the invasion of Tibet and sensing a threat from China, the then Assam Governor Jairamdas Daulatram ordered a young Naga officer to march to Tawang and start...

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India’s firmness, Xi Jinping’s political goals, explain China’s...

India’s firmness, Xi Jinping’s political goals, explain China’s...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 27 Feb , 2021

  A few months ago, most analysts were convinced that the Chinese would never vacate the occupied areas. But several reasons compelled Beijing to change its stance. A great deal has already been...

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Trusty old allies India, France can Bond over Big Research

Trusty old allies India, France can Bond over Big Research

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 18 Feb , 2021

What is required for France and India is to take their relations to the next level Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can...

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The Man who brought Tawang under India: 70 years ago

The Man who brought Tawang under India: 70 years ago

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 10 Feb , 2021

The country recently saw some promising developments in the North-East. The Union Government signed a historic peace accord with Nagaland’s insurgent group — the Nationalist Socialist Council...

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Chinese Village in Arunachal: India Must Speak Up!

Chinese Village in Arunachal: India Must Speak Up!

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 Jan , 2021

On August 28, 1959, the Indian Ambassador in Beijing sent a strong note to China’s Foreign Ministry, to protest the fact that Chinese troops had violated Indian territory; after mentioning other...

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Book Excerpts - 1962 War: Reflections of the Past

Book Excerpts - 1962 War: Reflections of the Past

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 20 Jan , 2021

Introduction If one event has deeply marked the Indian psyche since Independence, it is certainly the short Sino-Indian conflict in October/November 1962. The publication of a new book (in this...

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Xi's Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

Xi's Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

On the occasion of the New Year, President Xi Jinping called the Communist Party “a gigantic vessel that navigates China’s stable and long-term development;” he stated: “Upholding the...

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Let the Staff go along with the Flag; the Typewriters can Follow Later

Let the Staff go along with the Flag; the Typewriters can Follow Later

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 17 Jan , 2021

This morning, one of the pioneers of the Indian Frontier Administrative Service (IFAS) passed away. It perhaps marks the end of an era. KC Johorey, who later joined the IAS and became Chief...

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The Most Serious Strategic Development on Indian Frontiers

The Most Serious Strategic Development on Indian Frontiers

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 13 Jan , 2021

One of the most secret projects of President Xi Jinping is to open a new link between Xinjiang and Tibet. The two restive Autonomous Regions border India, particularly the Ladakh region, which is...

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