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Why the Rafale deal will be a game-changer for India
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Why the Rafale deal will be a game-changer for India

The Rafale deal will bring a sea change in India's defence preparedness, says Claude Arpi. Nine years ago, the United Progressive Alliance government announced its decision to cancel the process for purchasing 197 helicopters for the army from the European consortium Eurocopter. An official defence ministry communiqué gave no reason, merely stating: 'The government has decided to cancel the ongoing request for proposal (RFP) for procurement of 197 helicopters for the Indian Army. A ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago

Of Indian tanks and Chinese investments

   Claude Arpi  They were furious after the announcement of the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). The International Tribunal in The Hague had given its ruling on a reference by the Philippines over the South China Sea: China has no ...
 State Times1 month ago NE India & Sino-Indian rivalry  Sangai Express2 months ago

‘Rude China’ is driven by sense of power

Claude Arpi  While speaking at a garden party at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth said that certain Chinese officials had been ‘very rude’ during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State visit to the UK in October 2015; it was supposed to ...
 State Times2 months ago
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Indo-China war hero Major General KK Tewari passes away

We mourn the sad passing of Major General K K Tewari (retd) in Auroville on Monday afternoon. Our senior contributor Claude Arpi -- who is married to Abha, one of the general's daughters -- recorded General Tewari's experiences during the 1962 War with China in this memorable piece. Please do read. Our heartfelt condolences to the general's family.Image: Major General Tewari (extreme right) ...
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How trifurcation may help calm Kashmir

IMAGE: Protests in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie 'As long as Pakistan exists, the situation will not stabilise and violence is bound to erupt from time to time.''Though not a final solution, a step that could help localise the abscess -- trifurcate Jammu and Kashmir state into three parts: Jammu, Ladakh and the valley, suggests Claude Arpi.. On August 15, in a speech from the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Pakistan's human rights abuses in Balochistan as well as Pakistan ...
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Xi Jinping visit to Qinghai reveals strategic importance of Tibet's water, minerals; highlights CCP's advanced plans

The visit of China's Party chief and President Xi Jinping to north-eastern Tibetan region in Qinghai, in August signalled its importance to the Chinese leadership's well-advanced long-term plans. Xi's visit revealed the Party's priorities in that ...
 International Campaign for Tibet2 weeks ago

Spotlight on unsung heroes of freedom movement

A seminar organised here recently has shone the spotlight on unsung heroes and lesser-known details of the freedom movement in south India. Organised by the Department of History, Pondicherry University, as part of the 70th Independence Day ...
 The Hindu1 month ago
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China's plans: Time for India to wake up

Nearly two decades ago, then defence minister George Fernandes said: 'China has built roads up to the border, while there has been negligence on India's part.'Since Fernandes uttered these brave words, what has been done on the Indian side?The Modi Sarkar is apparently trying, but little has been achieved so far, says Claude Arpi. One of the most important strategic developments in recent decades has been the arrival of the train on the Tibetan plateau in July 2006. Ten years later, the event ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

G-20 SUMMIT: CHINESE SUPREMACY NOW IN DOLDRUMS

SOUTH CHINA SEA, BREXIT JOLT BEIJING By Subrata Majumder G -7 summit held in Japan in May this year, delivered a warning over maritime tension in South China Sea, without taking China's name. Japan used the summit to hype the tension.
 IPA Newspack.com2 months ago
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