Articles By Claude Arpi

How China stokes unrest globally to contain West

How China stokes unrest globally to contain West

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 17 Jun , 2024

At the end of an informal meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing earlier in May, the two leaders hugged each other, something rather unusual...

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With China willing to discuss 'Dalai Lama’s future', Tibetan fate hangs in...

With China willing to discuss 'Dalai Lama’s future', Tibetan fate hangs in...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 05 Jun , 2024

On May 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Mandi to support Bollywood actress and BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut. In the course of his speech, he mentioned Tibet,...

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As PoK rises in revolt against Pakistan, China continues infra-building in...

As PoK rises in revolt against Pakistan, China continues infra-building in...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 30 May , 2024

Today, we are living in a world where everything can be seen from the sky, which often makes human intelligence (humint) irrelevant. The latest case is a road illegally built by China in...

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The Last Indian Villages on Tibet Border

The Last Indian Villages on Tibet Border

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 27 May , 2024

‘It is a breathtaking journey towards the Tibet border, especially since the Border Road Organisation has accomplished a fabulous feat in black-topping the road till the border.’ ‘One is left with...

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Xi in Europe: How Chinese President posed as ‘ruler of world’ while...

Xi in Europe: How Chinese President posed as ‘ruler of world’ while...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 16 May , 2024

Observers could see that France was fascinated by China when President Xi Jinping of China paid a three-day visit to France; he was lavishly received by his French counterpart, President Emmanuel...

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Nepal’s flimsy claims on Kali River will not change ground realities, but...

Nepal’s flimsy claims on Kali River will not change ground realities, but...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 13 May , 2024

Nepal’s flimsy claims on Kali River will not change ground realities, but India must be vigilant Kathmandu seems to have forgotten that the location of the Kali river on the maps of the...

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A Tibetan Lama in the Land of the Dragon

A Tibetan Lama in the Land of the Dragon

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 02 May , 2024

A few years ago, during a visit to Drukyul, the Land of the Dragon as Bhutan is locally known, I had the occasion to meet a group of Bhutanese scholars and historians belonging to a local...

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Dalai Lama's arrival in Tawang: 65 years on, India-China ties remain complex...

Dalai Lama's arrival in Tawang: 65 years on, India-China ties remain complex...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 01 Apr , 2024

The Dalai Lama’s escape to Tawang in 1959 not only marked a significant turning point in India-China relations but also highlighted the enduring struggle for Tibetan autonomy amid shifting...

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Rahul Sankrityayan’s Tibet connect debunks false Chinese Narrative

Rahul Sankrityayan’s Tibet connect debunks false Chinese Narrative

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 28 Mar , 2024

During the annual ‘Two Meetings’ in Beijing, it was announced that China’s defence budget for 2024 would be $231.36 billion, an increase of 7.2 per cent from the previous year (about thrice...

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China playing new Border games close to Mount Kailash

China playing new Border games close to Mount Kailash

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 29 Feb , 2024

Western Tibet has a rich historical background, particularly in proximity to Mount Kailash, near the trijunction between India, Nepal and Tibet. It is the case of Purang/Taklakot and a place...

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The only question is can Xi Jinping and his advisors be swift and agile...

The only question is can Xi Jinping and his advisors be swift and agile...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 21 Feb , 2024

We are entering the Year of the Dragon. It is said that the next 12 months will be energetic; the year may give rise to celebrations and grandiose projects and may even be auspicious for marriage,...

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China is preparing for ‘history warfare’ that India must counter

China is preparing for ‘history warfare’ that India must counter

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 28 Jan , 2024

Through ‘history warfare’, Communist China will try to prove that it has always occupied the Tibetan plateau and that the border areas (whether Tibet or Xinjiang) have always been under Chinese...

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How India and France are shaping a dynamic partnership in the changing...

How India and France are shaping a dynamic partnership in the changing...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 18 Jan , 2024

Nobody, not even the best soothsayers or experts, can explain why the world is suddenly changing so quickly, but remember the prophesy once sung by Bob Dylan, it seems to become true, “For the...

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Why Pak politicians need to study Kashmir history

Why Pak politicians need to study Kashmir history

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2024

On December 11, 2023, India’s Supreme Court upheld the August 2019 abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated the state into...

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2024 May Witness More Natural Disasters

2024 May Witness More Natural Disasters

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 06 Jan , 2024

2023 has ended. It is time for reflection and resolutions: Time to take stock of the past 12 months and to look ahead to the coming year. There is no doubt for anybody that the world is in...

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How closure of diplomatic mission in Lhasa remains Nehru's lesser-known...

How closure of diplomatic mission in Lhasa remains Nehru's lesser-known...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 29 Dec , 2023

Addressing the Parliament, Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently remarked that Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, was responsible for the loss of what is known as Pakistan-Occupied...

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As Tibet becomes Xizang, Delhi faces a new concern

As Tibet becomes Xizang, Delhi faces a new concern

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 25 Nov , 2023

US President Joe Biden greets China’s President President Xi Jinping at the Filoli Estate in Woodside, California, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative conference. (AP) The...

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To Integrate Border Areas, Devise a New Philosophy

To Integrate Border Areas, Devise a New Philosophy

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2023

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau had once said: “Nothing is so gentle as man in his primitive state, when placed by nature at an equal distance from the stupidity of brutes and the fatal...

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Why New Delhi should worry about instability in China's PLA ranks

Why New Delhi should worry about instability in China's PLA ranks

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 02 Nov , 2023

New commanders may be inclined to please the Emperor in order to consolidate their position in the hierarchy and therefore take a more belligerent stance towards Taiwan and India. The planet is in...

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Revisiting 1962

Revisiting 1962

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 09 Sep , 2023

A recent visit in the forward areas of the Tawang sector opened my eyes wider. Though I have been studying different aspects of the 1962 border war with China for years, it is only by seeing the...

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