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Inder Malhotra

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

Jawaharlal’s EMS dilemma
Mon, Jul 26, 2010

Nehru was very,very reluctant to dismiss India’s first elected,non-Congress state government....

Swallowing the humiliation
Mon, Jul 12, 2010

Even before the battles of the 1960s,relations between India and the US soured over food aid....

Coalition of the free
Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Nehru was the moving spirit of the Bandung meet that showcased Afro-Asian solidarity...

Jostling for Junagarh
Mon, Jun 14, 2010

How the little princely state became a war of wills between Indian and Pakistan...

The horses that led Operation Polo
Mon, May 31, 2010

Of the 562 princely states that existed at the end of the British raj,all but three had acceded to the Indian Union,despite many a ruler’s dream of independence,by August 15,1947.

How Punjab was won
Mon, May 17, 2010

While language as the basis for redrawing India’s political map was accepted generally — even if it was enforced belatedly...

Anatoly Dobrynin,ambassador non-pareil
Thu, May 06, 2010

When Anatoly Dobrynin,unquestionably one of the most outstanding diplomats of the 20th century,died recently in Moscow at age 90,the Indian media took no notice of it.

Fifty years of separation
Mon, May 03, 2010

On Saturday,Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrated their 50th birthday. Though there was much greater gusto in Ahmedabad than in Mumbai...

Radioactivity at Nanda Devi
Mon, Apr 19, 2010

Having written last fortnight about the U-2 episode of 1960 that almost literally exploded into the faces of both the United States and Pakistan...

When Korea invaded Korea
Mon, Mar 22, 2010

Sixty years on,I vividly remember the headline in one of the only three English language newspapers published in Delhi then.

‘Nothing common and there is no wealth’
Fri, Mar 05, 2010

Having narrated how republican India became a member of Britain’s Commonwealth,it is only fair that the subsequent story...

Staying loyal to George
Fri, Feb 19, 2010

From August 15,1947 to January 26,1950,when the Constitution came into force,India was a self-governing Dominion in Britain’s Commonwealth.

Immoveable objects
Fri, Feb 05, 2010

How India and Pakistan talked and talked in 1963 — but agreed on nothing except that American mediation was unwelcome....

Dialogue of the deaf
Fri, Jan 22, 2010

Within a few days after China’s unilateral cease-fire in the 1962 War,the United States and Britain had “arm-twisted” Jawaharlal...

Helping the US help us
Fri, Jan 08, 2010

AS hinted in the previous article in this series (IE,Dec 25),the humiliation of defeat in the border war with China in 1962 was followed...

Birth of a nation
Fri, Dec 11, 2009

On March 17,1971 Indira Gandhi was sworn in as prime minister for the third time. By then she had established her supremacy in both the Congress...

Indian holiday
Fri, Nov 27, 2009

In this part of the world there have been only faint echoes of this startling event but in Russia and Europe there is enormous excitement...

Pressing the PM
Fri, Nov 13, 2009

On the eve of Jawaharlal Nehru’s 45th death anniversary I feel impelled to write about his celebrated press conferences,usually held...

Layers of insecurity
Fri, Nov 06, 2009

Why cannot security drills be undertaken efficiently yet humanely?

Secret sorties and stolen sheep
Fri, Oct 30, 2009

How the 1965 war ended

‘Aren’t we secular?’
Fri, Oct 23, 2009

Indira Gandhi had a foreboding of her own tragic death....

Underestimating India
Fri, Sep 04, 2009

The origins of many a war in history remain disputed to this day. The 1965 War between India and Pakistan,however,has the unique...

When in doubt,amend
Fri, Aug 21, 2009

The final round in the fight over the Constitution’s ‘basic structure’

Whose Constitution is it anyway?
Fri, Aug 07, 2009

In this series,it has already been reported (IE,July 24) that her constant struggle to overcome judicial “hurdles” to bank nationalisation and abolition...

No more pocket money
Fri, Jul 24, 2009

On the face of it,bank nationalisation and abolition of privy purses as well as other privileges of princes would appear to be Siamese twins...