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Claude Arpi

The End Of The Kailash Pilgrimage

The news from Kailash Manasarovar is grim: media reports have said China is laying infrastructure for a missile site along with accommodation for troops. The missile installation is coming up on the banks of the Manasarovar Lake and it suggests China is going to make it even more difficult for Indian pilgrims to access it. […]Read More

Since When Was Galwan Chinese?

On June 19, 2020, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian, one of the ‘Wolf-Warrior’ diplomats, asserted that the Galwan Valley is located “on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the west section of the China-India boundary”. He further said that Galwan has always belonged to China. In the same […]Read More

India, Tibet, Xinjiang: Tales Of China’s Broken Promises

PUDUCHERRY: The Ladakh situation, especially the brutal killing of the Commanding Officer (CO) of 16 Bihar battalion and 19 other men, has generated a lot of debate in the print media as well as TV studios. Some observers have noticed that India has the largest number of experts not only in cricket but also in […]Read More

Can China’s Communist Party Survive The Chinese Virus Fallout?

DHARAMSHALA: As China is apparently recovering from the battle against the dreaded Covid-19 virus, Beijing has started an Information Warfare (IW) against the way the world perceives the Middle Kingdom. For several years, analysts have been predicting that IW would be an important part of any battle of tomorrow. The first shot was fired by […]Read More