Claude Arpi China is pressing India to jump on board the mega One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. The Global Times recently complained: “New Delhi has yet to sign up for the OBOR, and has claimed that there is a sovereignty issue with the ... State Times, 1 month ago
Claude Arpi It is impossible to rewind history. What happened has happened. It is, however, always possible to learn from past successes, victories, as well as defeats. In fact there is certainly more to learn from blunders. One, called by one of the ...State Times, 2 months ago
Claude Arpi Today’s world is confusing. Take China. It is an atheist Marxist regime, with a strong allergy to religion, but it is sponsoring religion. During a recent visit to the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui ...State Times, 2 months ago
'Who would have thought that Brexit would take place or Donald Trump would become US president or Kim Jong-un's madness could bring the prospect of nuclear war over Asia?''It is the time of the unexpected; the French elections should perhaps be seen in this perspective,' says Claude Arpi. IMAGE: French President Francois Hollande.France is no longer in a revolutionary mood. During the last five years, a weak presidency has demoralised the nation further. Photograph: Geoffroy Van der ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
China may reacted angrily about his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, but the Tibetan spiritual leader has never been one to stand down.Despite Beijing's loud protests, backed by New Delhi, His Holiness has traveled to the border state seven times since he sought refuge from Chinese aggression in India in 1959.Monali Sarkar takes a look at the Dalai Lama in Arunachal Pradesh, then and now. Photograph: Kind courtesy Claude Arpi The Dalai Lama, second from right, arrived in India on a yak, March 31, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago An epic journey: The day the Dalai Lama came to India Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Delhi was not concerned.''It would continue sleeping for several more years, with the result that Indian territory is still occupied by China today,' says Claude Arpi. IMAGE: A sketch of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru against the backdrop of China's capricious leader Mao Zedong who order his troops to invade India in October 1962. One of the Nehru government's biggest historical blunders has been the Aksai Chin road built by China on Indian soil without Delhi noticing it. Among the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Nehru's Aksai Chin blunder Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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