Claude Arpi
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He is a French-born author, journalist, historian and Tibetologist.

POLITICS

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The dawn of information warfare

For 70 years, Chinese propaganda has been mastering the Art of Disinformation. Beijing’s rewriting history of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising is a classic example.

POLITICS

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Krishna Menon’s Aksai Chin error

Menon was one of the strangest characters to have appeared on the political scene after independence.

VARIETY

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Time to reform the armed forces

India seems to have started moving at a faster pace to bring reforms into the armed forces and prepare for tomorrow's conflicts.

VARIETY

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How killer Coronavirus has dented President Xi's mandate

There is no end in sight to the dreaded epidemic which continues to spread.

POLITICS

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Situation worsens for Tibetans as China dictates terms to Nepal and Myanmar

It is perhaps time for India to wake up and recognise that Tibetan refugees have never created any problems for India over the last 60 years.

MONEY

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Has China hit the spending curb?

Though today it looks as if Xi's 'pockets' have no bottom, the question remains, can it last forever?

POLITICS

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2019: A turbulent and eventful year for Indo-China relations

Even as China speaks of ‘early harvest’ in border negotiations, existing Confidence Building Measures need to be improved in 2020 for a good crop to both the countries.

VARIETY

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Why it is the right time to reclaim Gilgit-Baltistan

The India-China border is 4,056 km and not 3,488 km, as China would like to believe.

VARIETY

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Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

Beijing faced a 'tsunami' in favour of the pro-democracy movement and then its atrocities on Uyghur Muslims were exposed to the world.

POLITICS

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How Rafale verdict proved to be a win for India

India is the only country where so many hurdles can be put in defence deals - it took only three months for Egypt to buy 24 Rafales in 2015.