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Inder Malhotra

The writer was a Delhi-based political commentator. He passed away on June 11, 2016.

The mirage of mediation
Mon, Jan 23, 2012

When meddlesome US and British delegations wanted India and Pakistan to discuss Kashmir under their aegis

Unwelcome interventions
Mon, Jan 09, 2012

The Americans and the British had the temerity to draft a settlement of Kashmir,effectively conceding most of Pakistan’s demands

Friends in need?
Mon, Dec 26, 2011

How Western powers tied their arms supply in 1962 to India’s commitment to discuss Kashmir with Pakistan

Fourteen days to freedom
Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Despite a few flaws in judgement,India’s government and military rose spectacularly to the challenge of the 1971 war

Fishing in troubled waters
Mon, Dec 12, 2011

As the 1962 war loomed,Pakistan exploited India-China divisions to the fullest

Our battle,their wars
Mon, Nov 28, 2011

China’s hostility to India,which caused the 1962 conflict,arose from its own tension with the USSR — which had its own problems

The strange case of the air force in wartime
Mon, Nov 14, 2011

Fearing retaliation,the IAF was kept out of ‘62 operations. But the Chinese were in no position to retaliate — and the US knew that

Defeated,not destroyed
Mon, Oct 31, 2011

It is not surprising that Nehru’s aura was eroded after the 1962 war — the remarkable thing is that he still sustained his hold

The Colombo ‘compromise’
Mon, Oct 17, 2011

In December 1962,a group of non-aligned nations tried to thrash out terms of negotiation between India and China,but they came to nothing

Mon, Oct 03, 2011

As the army vacillated over Assam,the Chinese established their victory and withdrew.

How the retreat turned into a rout
Mon, Sep 19, 2011

The Indian army’s famous fourth division disintegrated,as the Chinese advanced.

Dark October,Black November
Mon, Sep 05, 2011

Ultimately,India was unprepared and outclassed by Chinese engineering and strategy.

The day we found out
Mon, Aug 22, 2011

The nation had to be told,finally,of the Chinese invasion and India’s ignominious retreat

In that dawn to be alive
Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Memories of August 15,1947,when everything seemed new and possible.

Getting along with the Gandhis
Fri, Aug 12, 2011

When P.C. Alexander headed the PMO,civil servants had to choose political sides. But that couldn’t make him president.

Tough words from Thagla
Mon, Aug 01, 2011

In 1962,armymen and politicians in Delhi ignored the warnings from soldiers at the front.

How rude reality set in at Thagla
Mon, Jul 18, 2011

General Kaul,the defence minister’s controversial and confident pick,was fazed by the Chinese challenge.

We and the World
Sat, Jul 16, 2011

David Malone gives an insight into Indian foreign policy. But ignore his advice on NPT and Myanmar

Grave mistakes after Galwan
Mon, Jul 04, 2011

How Indian intelligence blew it,misreading China’s intentions?

The long march to war
Mon, Jun 20, 2011

How political anger against Nehru over China built up in the years prior to 1962,as his meetings with Zhou failed?

Documentary Evidence
Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Indira Gandhi-Karan Singh correspondence is marked with politics,Kashmir concerns and some wishful thinking.

Misunderestimating China
Mon, Jun 06, 2011

As the Chinese threat mounted,Nehru was mercilessly attacked in Parliament for going soft.

How the Chinese challenge erupted
Mon, May 23, 2011

Zhou and Nehru exchanged angry letters over the boundary,even as tensions rose over Tibet

And the slide towards sundown
Mon, May 09, 2011

After 1958,Nehru’s aura began to fade as he faced down trouble from China,Pakistan,Kashmir and more.

High noon of the Nehru era
Mon, Apr 25, 2011

1957-58 were his glory years both home and abroad,despite small missteps.