Rajiv Gandhi’s Colombo policy was flawed. It turned both Tamils and Sinhalese against New Delhi and dented the image of the Indian army.
The warring leaders should end their feud for Bangladesh’s sake.
He didn’t learn from past mistakes. Instead, he opened new battlefronts, made new enemies.
The unseemly clamour is a portent.
The spat with V.P. Singh and the Bofors scandal dented Rajiv Gandhi’s image. After that, he could do nothing right.
Rajiv Gandhi’s attempt to please conservatives among Muslims and Hindus cost him the support of both
Rajiv Gandhi was very popular in his initial years in office. But he could not deliver on his promises.
In death, as in life, Nehru’s popularity had to be seen to be believed.
Nehru won over everyone he met, including and especially women.
Nehru respected Parliament and earned the respect of parliamentarians.
Nehru always arrived on the dot and asked what subjects we wanted to discuss.
By the time the Constitution came into force in 1950, Nehru had totally disproved his self-analysis in Modern Review.
By the time Indira Gandhi was hit by tragedy, it was already clear that her family would inherit control of the party and the country.
As the Red Army crossed into the land of the Afghans, for the US Pakistan turned almost overnight from a pariah country into a ‘frontline state’ in the war on ‘godless Russians’.
Air chief has pointed to worrying absences in air defence.
Janata’s collapse paved the way for her comeback.
Looking back at the early years of the Planning Commission.
The party imploded in spectacular fashion, giving Indira Gandhi the chance to rise again.
In its determination to politically destroy Indira Gandhi, the party succeeded in hastening her return to power.
Indian scholarship is doubly bereaved, for it has lost a fine teacher and a good man.
After the 1977 election, she seemed to have reached the road’s end.
PM of the first majority government since 1984 must put some fears to rest
It was a decision Indira Gandhi made only because she was forced to.
Coalition politics has not meant more democratic politics.
Opposition to the Emergency was growing, even though the authoritarian regime seemed able to suppress it.
Initially, Indira Gandhi’s monstrous act was met by a lack of resistance.
Thirty-nine years ago, on this day, began India’s tryst with despotism
The afterglow from the Bangladesh war soon faded, and Indira Gandhi found herself besieged.
"The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead actors," a member from the film's unit told IANS.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto reneged on his commitment to Indira Gandhi much earlier than some had anticipated.
India would have had to invent him. Remembering India’s first PM on his 50th death anniversary
Immediately after Bangladesh was freed, Indira Gandhi declared a unilateral ceasefire on the western front.
UPA erred by not agreeing to a permanent chairman for the Chiefs of Staff Committee.
The spectre of Chinese military action hovered even as India embarked on the 14-day war
How the London ‘Times’ jumped the gun in announcing the beginning of the Bangladesh war.
Indira Gandhi used both to bolster India’s position ahead of the Bangladesh war.