Claude Arpi A topic which was not on the agenda of Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, the Special Representatives for the India-China boundary issue, but which is at the core of the ... State Times, 3 weeks ago
Narendra Modi knows how to calculate and remain pragmatic. Take the unexpected Rafale deal -- perhaps the first time a PM has considered the country's defence procurement as a priority, over the considerations of the babus' and over his own 'Make in India' project,' says Claude Arpi. The advantage of having a Gujarati prime minister is that he knows how to calculate and he remains pragmatic. Take the unexpected Rafale deal agreed in Paris during Narendra Modi's visit. It is perhaps the first ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
'Make in India' will be central to Mr Modi's visit to Europe and Canada. It is difficult to predict what will happen with the Rafale deal, but if it goes through, it will undoubtedly become the 'Mother' of all 'Make in India' projects,' says Claude Arpi. Remember when President Xi Jinping landed at Ahmedabad in September 2014? Prime Minister Narendra Modi was determined to give Xi and Peng Liyuan, his beautiful wife (and renowned former opera singer), a genuine taste of ModiLand. The two ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, February 20, irritated the Chinese government so much that it summoned the Indian ambassador to register its protest against Modi visiting a territory China claims as Southern Tibet. In November 2013, Claude Arpi visited the last large village before the McMahon Line that divides India and China. Locals then told him with some envy in their voices, "The Chinese are very much in advance on us." Menchuka is the last ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'It appears that Prime Minister Modi has to undo 50 years of State monopoly in the defence sector during which public undertakings like HAL or DRDO monopolised defence production and development with disastrous consequences.' 'It is high time the Indian private sector brings its dynamism into play and gives Mr Modi a boost to realise his Make in India dream,' reports Claude Arpi from Aero India 2015. Image: HAL's Dhruv helicopter, part of the Sarang display team. Photograph: Claude Arpi. As ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
By Sunthar Visuvalingam EVANSTON, Ill. Professor Siddiq Wahid from Delhi gave a lecture on History of a Border Crossing Lineage in Central and South Asia: the Radhu Family at the Block Museum here Feb. 4 in the context of its ongoing ...News India Times, 1 month ago
'The question remains: Was the Obama visit truly a success? 'Only the future will tell us if the "breakthrough" in the nuclear liability issue will concretise into electricity... As importantly, it will be interesting to watch how India's relations with China will evolve in the months to come,' says Claude Arpi. President Barack Obama has come and gone. The dust is settling over the Indian capital. Even if very few concrete projects materialised during the three-day visit, it looks as a great ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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