On March 2, 1991, two Haryana constables — Prem Singh and Raj Singh — were arrested for ‘snooping’ outside Rajiv Gandhi’s home at 10, Janpath.
While Rajiv Gandhi was the last PM to come to Lanka on a bilateral visit, former PM Manmohan Singh visited the country in 2008 for the SAARC summit.
His attempts, at home and abroad, to mitigate the opposition’s challenge came to nought.
Sangam Vihar still doesn’t have even one government health centre with beds or inpatient facilities.
Rajiv Gandhi’s Colombo policy was flawed. It turned both Tamils and Sinhalese against New Delhi and dented the image of the Indian army.
Kumaran Pathmanathan was “arrested” In August 2009 and welcomed in Lanka as a VVIP.
He didn’t learn from past mistakes. Instead, he opened new battlefronts, made new enemies.
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.
He needs to take a leaf out of his great-grandfather’s book.
R K Dhawan says he is “inclined” to write a book that will “reveal a lot” about the former Prime Minister.
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.
At UN, Modi hints at a more innovative and assured approach on multilateral issues.
UNGA speeches aren’t usually epoch-making. But looking back, they do give a fascinating glimpse into India’s changing sense of itself on the world stage.