Claude Arpi The State Council Information Office (China’s Cabinet) recently released a White Paper, ‘on the development path of Tibet’. It is not the first WP published by the Chinese Government on Tibet; in fact, it is the 13th since ... State Times, 3 weeks ago
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, 1 month ago
'Chinese leaders rarely receive their foreign guests in cities other than Beijing. Such respect for India!' 'Does it mean that Modi could replicate "the warmth and unconventional way" by sending Indian troops into Tibet, as Xi did in Chumur (Ladakh) when he arrived in India? Of course, Indians are far too polite to do so,' says Claude Arpi. 'Hello China,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in Chinese as his first message on the Chinese microblog Weibo: 'Looking forward to interacting with ...Rediff.com, 1 week 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, 1 month 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 month 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, 2 months ago
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