• 05 February, 2023
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Claude Arpi
Claude Arpi

Mr Claude Arpi is French-born author, journalist, historian and Tibetologist. He is the author of several books including India-Tibet Relations (1947-1962) in 4 volumes and The Fate of Tibet: When Big Insects Eat Small Insects.  He has written several articles on Tibet, China, India and Indo-French relations. He is the director of the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture at Auroville.


Articles Lists

Japan’s Military Resurgence – An Opportunity For India

Japan has in recent times made some transformational changes to its overall security and military policies. Any public discourse on transformation of the military policy generally faces headwinds in Japan because of the sufferings of Japanese people caused by the military policy during the World War

Defence Budget 2023-24: Staying The Course Of Strength and Self-Sufficiency

The run-up to the budget unveiling is invariably an open season for speculation and ‘requests’ by all the stakeholders of the economy for favourable treatment. This year was no different. The dialogue was even more animated, given the severity of the country’s leadership challenges. Over th

Budget 2023: Prioritising Defence and Innovation

Globally, countries are reeling with economic shocks.  Comparatively, India has fared well with World Bank stating that the country is better positioned to manage global headwinds. In the defence and strategic sector, the increases in defence budget from last year has hopes up. And with continuing

Pakistan Under Unending Strain : Part II

 ‘If  the economic situation does not lead to its collapse, its militant groups will ensure prevention of its survival’ Part I of this essay emphasized on getting the background right, for without that a complex nation such as Pakistan cannot be understood. Nations with a propensity to pursue

Shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems: Extending India’s Maritime Reach

In keeping with the requirement to enhance the Indian Navy’s (IN) maritime intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities, the Indian Armed Forces’ Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap, a vision document for capability building for the Indian Ar

Decoding the New National Security Policy of Japan

Japan is facing the worst security environment since the end of World War 2 in 1945. China’s unprecedented military modernization program has placed significant maritime pressure on the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea. North Korea is continuing to pursue its nuclear programme and the develop

Pakistan Under Unending Strain – Part 1

Pakistan has for long, been heading towards a situation where it could be perceived as a failed state, or at least a state under immense strain. Everything that goes into the efficient functioning of a nation appears under stress. The economy, internal stability and security, political leadership an

Role Of Indian Defence Forces During Freedom Struggle

As India Celebrates 75 years of Independence and commemorates the freedom struggle by the Indian citizens against the British Empire, the role of British Indian forces to preserve the British Raj in India viz-a-viz its contributions towards freedom movement always remained under a scanner. Political

Decoding South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy – A Momentum Towards Strategic Clarity

The international order is experiencing a host of strategic changes in the recent past, with the foreign policy and national security paradigms of major countries undergoing a complete overhaul; a new shift of policy priorities towards the Indo pacific is emerging on a systematic scale, by the major

India’s Three Wars

On January 18, 2023, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video conversation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops. He inspected the combat readiness of the troops stationed at Kunjirap under the Xinjiang Military Command near Ladakh. Interestingly his address coincided with massive tri-se

India-Egypt Relations in the Context of Al Sisi Visit to India: An Economic View

By Srikar Srivatsa Dahagam  January 26, 2023 will be an important day for India in many aspects, on one hand it strengthens resolve of India’s commitment to its constitutional values of plurality, equality, liberty, freedom & enhancing its civilizational values over a period of time on the

Logistics Drones For The Indian Army

“Mountains are the acid test of logistics- the ability of Armies to provide sustenance and maintain warfighting potential is nowhere more tenuous”