Claude Arpi

Born in Angoulême France, Claude Arpi settled in India 40 years ago. He is the author of several books on Tibet, Sino-Indian relations and French India.

Beijing is not ready to recognise the basic historical fact that Tibet was independent before its so-called liberation.

Sep 17, 2014


Wu Yingjie, the Tibetan Autonomous Region’s Deputy...

For India, ‘The Maritime Silk Route’ is a rather vague proposal, which can’t make Delhi forget China’s assertive moves, particularly the network of military bases and commercial facilities along important sea lines of communication, from the Chinese mainland to Africa.

Sep 09, 2014

India is seriously concerned by the strategic Chin...

In the past, Delhi would have prevaricated and made sure that both Beijing and Tokyo were kept happy. Modi makes clear advances.

Sep 01, 2014

India National Interest

In the past, Delhi would have prevaricated and mad...

India-Japan cultural ties through history

Aug 27, 2014


The relations between India and Japan are much old...

It was the first time that this type of propaganda exercise was held in Tibet; the ‘publisher’ of an Indian ‘national newspaper’, a regular supporter of China’s occupation of Tibet, was the Indian face.

Aug 18, 2014


Beijing does not realise that development, new roa...

China's ominous development projects along Indian borders

Aug 04, 2014

India National Interest

Very few in India are bothered by what is happeni...

Modi’s pragmatic view to jointly develop something with the other seven SAARC states reminded me of Jean Monnet, the father of Europe.

Jul 09, 2014


Europe had the fortune to have Jean Monnet who, wi...

Tsering Woeser, a Tibetan blogger living in Beijing, says on her blog that she knew a Chinese traveller who had been told by a travel agency that Tibetans were no longer able to obtain permission to travel in border areas of Tibet such as Purang.

Jun 28, 2014

While China has built a tremendous infrastructure ...

School children greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bhutan.

Jun 17, 2014

India National Interest

Modi's first visit abroad comes ahead of the 22nd ...

Time for a newer, stronger Panchsheel agreement with China

May 31, 2014

It is always interesting to read two versions of t...

How India-China equation will change under Modi Sarkar

May 26, 2014

Let me share a few personal things. It was, perhap...

China sets house in order as India chooses Modi

May 20, 2014

The day after Chinese nationals were brutally atta...

China will be litmus test for India’s foreign policy

May 13, 2014

During the eventful campaigning for the Legislativ...

Increasing terrorist and separatist attacks an existential threat to China

May 06, 2014

On May 1, as the Bangalore–Guwahati Express entere...

Nothing to celebrate about 60 years of Nehruvian folly

Apr 29, 2014

On April 29, India and China should have ‘ce...

India needs pragmatic leaders not ‘visionaries’

Apr 21, 2014

A Prime Ministerial ‘candidate’ and his family hav...