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.

Shroud on camaraderie

Shroud on camaraderie

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Claude Arpi

It is doubtful if a Xi-Mo encounter (if it takes place at all) can solve the vexed border dispute between India and China. First and foremost condition is to develop basic trust Will Chinese President Xi Jinping make it to the southern beach resort of Mahabalipuram? And if the informal summit...

Fading memories

Fading memories

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | Claude Arpi

While remembering the events of 1919 and seeking to better integrate the spirit of May 4 into the party’s narrative, the student revolt of 1989 has been completely blacked out China is suffering from a strange disease, a sort of selective amnesia — certain things from the past are clearly remembered,...

R&D key to India’s status

R&D key to India’s status

Thursday, 25 April 2019 | Claude Arpi

With Beijing taking a giant leap in filling the gap in research to match that of developed nations, India is still lagging behind. We need to take some lessons If one looks at India’s development during the five last decades, one can only admire the progress made by it. However, there...

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...

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer