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.

Why suppress right to historical knowledge?

Why suppress right to historical knowledge?

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | Claude Arpi

While India has touched benchmarks in many fields, the fact that the Government continues to confiscate modern Indian history not only demonstrates immaturity but shows lack of self-confidence One of the biggest failures of the present Government has been its ignorance of the importance of post-Independence history. Four years after it...

Recalling the great China-Russia friendship

Thursday, 21 June 2018 | Claude Arpi

Openness in China-Russia relations is valuable. The comprehensive strategic partnership suggests that both support each other back-to-back but maintain a positive attitude in developing relations with others, including the West Information coming from Xinjiang, Western China’s restive Muslim province is rather depressing. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that the authorities in...

India and the Shangri-la Dialogue

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | Claude Arpi

The Modi Government has time and again showed adherence to the rules-based order in international forums. What Modi said at the Dialogue was the reiteration of this principle without directly pointing a finger at China Shangri-la is usually associated with a place in the Himalaya immortalised by James Hilton in his...

Preparing for China's information warfare

Thursday, 24 May 2018 | Claude Arpi

As Beijing intensifies the implementation of military/civilian doctrine, particularly media manipulation, India must stand prepared. Information will be an important part of any battle of tomorrow In 2003, China’s Central Military Commission approved the concept of ‘Three Warfares’, namely: (1) the coordinated use of strategic psychological operations; (2) overt and covert...

Importance of Sikkim as a border State

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Claude Arpi

The Himalayan people may not represent a large or politically influential section of the population, but India’s security depends on them. It is, therefore, essential to empower local residents Sikkim is a special State and this for many reasons. First, Denjong or the Valley of Rice, as Sikkim is traditionally known,...

The fate of a visionary diplomat

Thursday, 26 April 2018 | Claude Arpi

Had Nehru followed the advice of Sumul Sinha, the Indian official who had warned him about the intentions of communist China, the destiny of the nation could have been different One does not often pay homage to unknown diplomats: Had their advice been followed, the destiny of the nation could, perhaps,...

China's craving for mad old dreams

Thursday, 12 April 2018 | Claude Arpi

Chinese scientists continue to work on grandiose dam projects which are bound to do more harm than good. But these megaprojects may not quench the locals' thirst for freedom China is thirsty. What can the Middle Kingdom do to quench its thirstIJ Simple, have said the Chinese experts for decades, divert...

China's inroads near the Indian borders

Thursday, 29 March 2018 | Claude Arpi

Relaxing PAP scheme is a good idea but as a modern state we must use electronic means to control visitors to India’s frontiers even as we promote border tourism The Union Government is thinking of relaxing the Protected Area Permit (PAP) scheme to enable foreign tourists visit border areas. This is...

State Editions

Pb CM to meet Israeli Prez on October 23

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Hry to form State Bench of GST Appellate Tribunal

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

In brief

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Hry Police focusing on stress mgmt at workplace

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Sunday Edition


14 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

'Ganesh vandana made on a lark with tune in mind'

14 October 2018 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Happiness in your hands

14 October 2018 | Dr Meenal Sharma Jagtap | Agenda


14 October 2018 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer

Sky is the limit

14 October 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Briefly Speaking

14 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda