Articles By Claude Arpi

Avian Intrusions over the Red Line

Avian Intrusions over the Red Line

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 24 May , 2017

According to The Asian Age, “Pigeons with Chinese tags lead to a stir in Arunachal Pradesh.” The reporter mentioned that villagers caught some tagged pigeons in Anjaw district of Arunachal...

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The case of Barahoti, the first Himalyan blunder

The case of Barahoti, the first Himalyan blunder

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 20 May , 2017

During the annual Army Commanders’ Conference held at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, one of the topics addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the three Service Chiefs was the...

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The Case of Demchok

The Case of Demchok

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 19 May , 2017

On August 14, 1939, as he camped near Gartok, one of the three British (Indian) Trade Agencies in Tibet, Rai Bahadur Dr Kanshi Ram, the British Trade Agent (BTA) in Western Tibet, found finally...

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Chinese adventurism and the Tibet factor

Chinese adventurism and the Tibet factor

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 04 May , 2017

Had China extended the 1962 war against India, it would have had to battle it out at various fronts simultaneously. The situation in Tibet was grim and a power tussle was on within the ruling...

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Renaming won’t help China’s cause

Renaming won’t help China’s cause

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 29 Apr , 2017

The Chinese media said that Beijing’s objective was to reaffirm China’s claim over Arunachal, “South Tibet” for the Chinese. Tawang has been in the news in recent times. According to an...

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Six New Places in Arunachal Pradesh Claimed by China

Six New Places in Arunachal Pradesh Claimed by China

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 Apr , 2017

China has announced ‘official standardised’ names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a childish reaction to the Dalai Lama’s visit to the State earlier this month. The Chinese media said...

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The Xinjiang Takeover: China’s Master-Stroke

The Xinjiang Takeover: China’s Master-Stroke

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 20 Apr , 2017

By taking over Xinjiang, communist China controlled the western borders of the Middle Kingdom, access trade with Central Asia, block any possibility of Soviet advance, and come in contact with...

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A Bridge over the River Dadu

A Bridge over the River Dadu

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 14 Apr , 2017

The crossing of the Dadu River in Luding, in today’s Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Sichuan province) was vital to the Red Army during the Long March in 1935. The soldiers of the Fourth...

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Monk in the Midst of Muck

Monk in the Midst of Muck

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 12 Apr , 2017

China speaks big and loud, but it has not been able to win the hearts of the Tibetans 60 years after their so-called liberation. How can the Communist leadership convince the people of Arunachal...

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New Infrastructure Developments in Tibet

New Infrastructure Developments in Tibet

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 09 Apr , 2017

Last week, Xinhua announced the construction of a new ‘scientific’ observation station in Metok, north of Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh: “The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will...

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