Claude Arpi

Claude Arpi

 

Born in France, Claude Arpi is now settled in India. He is the author of several books on Tibet, China and India and a regularly contributor on Indo-French relations.

Strategic and spiritual

Strategic and spiritual

Thursday, 08 August 2019 | Claude Arpi

With Ladakh being granted a Union Territory status, one hopes that locals can finally  adopt an economically and environmentally responsible model for its development Though divided into Leh and Kargil district in July 1979, Ladakh, the “Land of the Passes”, has the particularity of being one of the largest administrative units...

Maze of half-truths

Maze of half-truths

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Claude Arpi

Despite the propaganda that the Tibetans took ‘their destiny in their own hands’ in 1959, Beijing still does not trust local cadres in governance For the past several weeks, the Chinese propaganda machine has been running full-steam. The focus of the information warfare’s exercise is on the events of March...

European naivety over?

European naivety over?

Thursday, 28 March 2019 | Claude Arpi

Even as Beijing managed to find a new ‘client’ in Italy, other European nations such as France and Germany are not convinced about its bonafide interest On January 28, 1964, The New York Times reported: “General de Gaulle’s Government broke today with the United States (US) policy of isolating communist China...

Know your history

Know your history

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Claude Arpi

If we want to win the battle of information or perception like China, then we need to restore the Historical Division in the MEA or let MOD set up a comparative cell With the country approaching the General Elections, one rarely comes across good news. However, the “transformative” reforms, soon to...

A highly strategic corridor

A highly strategic corridor

Friday, 01 March 2019 | Claude Arpi

During the 1962 war, China’s Air Force was not in a flying condition because of lack of fuel. It possibly got some from Tajikistan, where it is building its new base. We must keep a watch A couple of weeks ago, The Washington Post published an article titled, ‘In Central...

Map of aggression

Map of aggression

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Claude Arpi

Before making any outrageous claims on border issues, Chinese officials are better advised to do their homework well about history and geography Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has a poor knowledge of history and even geography. Once again, she claimed recently that Arunachal Pradesh is...

Silk Roads without people

Silk Roads without people

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | Claude Arpi

Xi Jinping’s likely visit to India must not be wasted. It can be a good occasion for New Delhi to question him about the new corridors and remind him about Demchok China is very fond of Silk Roads. In 2013, a year after Xi Jinping was anointed Emperor of the Middle...

Alzeimerish China

Alzeimerish China

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | Claude Arpi

Beijing will celebrate the emancipation of the serfs in Tibet on March 28. Ironically, the communist party has forgotten what happened at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 Cary Huang, a senior columnist with the South China Morning Post, wrote recently: “In 2019, China ushers in a year full of both...

Sunday Edition

Game on!

18 August 2019 | Pioneer | Agenda

Krishna, the nation builder

18 August 2019 | Dr. Asha Goswami | Agenda

Happiness in digital world

18 August 2019 | Dr Awdhesh Singh | Agenda

Faith does more than heal

18 August 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Let love play the game changer

18 August 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Art for the soul

18 August 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer