Articles By Claude Arpi

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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Son, roll down this nalla

Son, roll down this nalla

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 26 Jul , 2023

On the occasion of the Kargil Vijay Day, Claude Arpi’s interview with Param Vir Chakra, Yogender Singh Yadav. Yogender Singh Yadav survived 15 bullets while capturing Tiger Hill in the Kargil War...

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How Indo-French ties have evolved into an epitome of strategic, economic and...

How Indo-French ties have evolved into an epitome of strategic, economic and...

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 14 Jul , 2023

This year, France and India are celebrating 25 years of their strategic partnership. The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest for the parade on the French National Day...

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The Barahoti saga: Failure of 'Nehru doctrine' and deceitful nature of Dragon

The Barahoti saga: Failure of 'Nehru doctrine' and deceitful nature of Dragon

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 Jun , 2023

The Hindu recently reported that new posts of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had sprung up some six-seven kilometres north of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Middle Sector on the...

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China in suspense as Xi, 70, has junked succession plan

China in suspense as Xi, 70, has junked succession plan

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 17 Jun , 2023

After Xi Jinping was given a third five-year term as China’s president in March 2023, AP News commented that he was “on track to stay in power for life at a time of severe economic challenges...

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What lies behind China’s new role as ‘peacemaker’

What lies behind China’s new role as ‘peacemaker’

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 13 Jun , 2023

China has become a peacemaker, or at least would like to project itself as the world’s new ‘peacemaker’; we have seen it in the Middle East (between Saudi Arabia and Iran), we witness it now...

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The US primarily looks after its own interests: Can Washington be a good ally?

The US primarily looks after its own interests: Can Washington be a good ally?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 May , 2023

A question has been going around in the strategic circles in the recent weeks: should India enter into a military alliance with the US and will the US be a good ally? Quoting several experts, The...

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Digging the Tank Dens

Digging the Tank Dens

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 03 May , 2023

In the recent times, the Chinese social media has been agog with ‘tank dens’ being built by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Tibet; one article speaks of “fully underground design, to...

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The Political Importance of the Reincarnations

The Political Importance of the Reincarnations

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 13 Apr , 2023

‘Reincarnation’ is the fascinating topic for the media for several reasons, the main one being that it has a mystic aura, at a time when we live in a world where everything is...

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The Importance of Pangchen

The Importance of Pangchen

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 10 Apr , 2023

China has recently renamed 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh. The first-named is Pangchen; it is an important location, mainly because the border in this sector partly depends on the traditional...

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Should China's Arunachal Name Changes Worry India?

Should China's Arunachal Name Changes Worry India?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 07 Apr , 2023

China has done it again.   China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has standardized the names of 11 places in Zangnan, a new name for Southern Tibet – ‘Zangnan’ is an abbreviation of (Xi)Zang = Tibet,...

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