A lesson from history perhaps, on why the Chinese envoy was changed days before Xi's visit. Writer Claude Arpi in his blog, says that after several days of extensive talks between the then Prime Minister of India (Jawaharlal Nehru) and the then Premier of the State Council of China (Zhou Enlai), the latter held a press conference on April 15, 1960 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read more ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
When India And America Snooped Together claude arpi WHEN Secretary of State John Kerry visited India last month, he was told in unambiguous terms that snooping is not good. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told her US counterpart: This ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
China is spending billions of dollars to improve infrastructure in Tibet and other parts of its border with India. Claude Arpi explains why New Delhi can't afford to ignore Beijing's plans.India dreams to catch up with China in infrastructure.Whether it is highways, bullet trains or airports in remote corners of the Middle Kingdom, China is way ahead compared to India which struggles to develop a decent infrastructure, particularly in the Himalayas.But the Communist leadership in Beijing is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Tibet remains a prickly issue between the giant Asian nations. China still claims more than 80,000 sq kilometres of Indian territory in the Northeast. Why?' 'Just because Beijing refuses to acknowledge the McMahon line which separates India and Tibet, and this, simply because the 1914 Agreement delineating the border was signed by the then government of independent Tibet with India's then foreign secretary (Sir Henry McMahon),' says Claude Arpi. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
By | Grist Media Our government's file-keeping systems and their role in our public life have been making a lot of news lately. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley did a volte-face recently, declaring that his government could not possibly release ...Yahoo! India, 2 months ago
India will pay China over Rs 82 lakh annually for crucial flood data of the Brahmaputra to improve flood forecasting even as the two sides agreed to allow their water experts to conduct study tours on both sides of the river which originates in Tibet. The agreement was signed between India and China yesterday in Beijing in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari. With both sides agreeing on the exchange of hydrologists, Indian water experts will be able to visit Tibet to monitor the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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