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China playing with fire on terrorism issues

Claude Arpi China is gambling. In this dangerous pursuit, Beijing can lose its stakes and more. It believes that Masood Azhar, the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind, does not qualify to be listed as a ‘terrorist’ by the ... State Times, 1 week ago

A budget cut that has unsettled the PLA

Claude ArpiĀ  One of the most unexpected news coming from China recently is the low raise in the People’s Liberation Army Defence Budget for the coming year. During the first session of the National People’s Congress, it was announced that the ...
 State Times2 months ago

100 million Chinese on the roof of the world

Claude Arpi The Chinese leadership is clever; much more than its Indian counterpart, at least as far as the defence budget is concerned. Let me explain. In China, large chunks of the expenditures for the border infrastructure development are taken care of by ...
 State Times2 months ago

'I will go to China as a proud Indian, not as some half citizen'

Ninong Ering, the MP from Arunachal East, wants to meet his tribes folk across the border in China.But he is not going to make that trip on a stapled visa issued by China to residents of Arunachal Pradesh.'I will go on a regular visa and as a proud Indian,' the two-time MP tells Archana Masih/   "If I go to China I will go as a nagrik of India. I will go as a proud Indian citizen, not as a half citizen of China or India," says Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament from Arunachal ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

The Lonely Man of China

What was the need for Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman, Central Military Commission, to don the new role of Commander in-Chief?Does this mean that the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao faces numerous threats from within the Communist Party?Claude Arpi decodes the signals coming from Beijing. IMAGE: An image depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on the joker card of a set of cards featuring ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

How the Army connected a remote border village in Arunachal to the rest of India

Road networks form an important part of infrastructure which contributes to the socio-economic welfare of a region. With this in mind Project Arunank run by the Indian Army has played a vital role in the development of strategic roads and in a ...
 Yourstory.in1 month ago

Will the IAF not get its Rafales?

IMAGE: A Dassault Rafale combat aircraft seen during the inauguration ceremony of the Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka air force station on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Photograph: Reuters With the Rafale fighter deal stuck over price, can the prime minister step in and find a way out for both countries?Claude Arpi examines the issue. During last week's Indian Air Force drill ('Iron Fist Exercise 2016') in Pokhran, Rajasthan, attended by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

China's defence spend: $146 bn. India's: $40 bn!

Confronting a slowdown in growth, China says it will only increase its defence budget by 7.6% this year, against the anticipated rise of between 20% and 30%. 'It is difficult to explain the reduction in the Chinese defence budget,' says Claude Arpi. 'Is there a hidden budget? Possibly!' IMAGE: Indian and Chinese soldiers during explosives training, part of the India-China military exercises in Kunming, China, October 2015. Photograph: Kind courtesy The Indian Army China likes to coin new ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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