Inder Malhotra The Indian Express Group
Monday 6 January '14In love, war and Indian elections, the winner takes all — and in 1969, Indira Gandhi emerged as victor.
Monday 23 December '13Zakir Husain’s death in 1969 exposed the battle between Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai for leadership within the party.
Tuesday17 December '13War, secrets and spies heralded the now-retiring MiG-21’s arrival in India.
Monday25 November '13In 1967, the defection of Stalin’s daughter to the US while on Indian soil captured the world’s imagination
Monday11 November '13The party's poor performance in the 1967 polls put an end to Morarji Desai’s leadership bid.
Monday24 June '13Indira Gandhi’s position was strengthened by the ‘catastrophe’ that befell the Congress in the 1967 polls
Tuesday18 June '13Both the BJP and Congress are responsible for a dysfunctional Parliament
Monday10 June '13Lyndon B. Johnson’s retaliation for India’s condemnation of the Vietnam war was swift and searing
Monday27 May '13Indira Gandhi's decision to devalue the rupee in 1966, as Lal Bahadur Shastri had intended to do, was controversial
Thursday16 May '13The next head of government should be a member of the directly elected House
Monday13 May '13Indira Gandhi secured food and economic aid, but came under attack from within her party and without
Monday29 April '13Indira Gandhi used her trip to Washington to send a message to the British prime minister
Monday15 April '13The crowds that had gone delirious while welcoming her rise to power were now demonstrating against her.
Monday8 April '13No party is averse to welcoming political migratory birds. But the Congress takes the cake
Monday1 April '13Indira Gandhi had a challenging start to her first tenure as prime minister
Monday25 March '13Intelligence agencies must be made subject to parliamentary scrutiny
Monday18 March '13The Congress top brass rallied around Indira Gandhi in the leadership tussle after Shastri’s death
Monday4 March '13With the signing of a peace agreement between India and Pakistan came the news of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s passing
Monday18 February '13Differing objectives for a peace declaration after the 1965 war almost led to the collapse of the India-Pakistan talks
Monday4 February '13How the Soviet Union brought India and Pakistan to the negotiating table after the 1965 war
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