Inder Malhotra is one of India’s most distinguished and respected journalists. In a career spanning more than five decades, he has been the chief political commentator and later resident editor of The Statesman (1964- 71), editor of The Times of India, New Delhi (1978.86), and simultaneously India correspondent of The Guardian, London and Manchester (1965.78). Equally adept in the print and electronic media, he has, since 1986, been a syndicated columnist. He combines journalism with authorship and scholarly research and is both a Nehru Fellow (1986-88) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1992-93). His earlier publications include Indira Gandhi: A Personal and Political Biography (Hodder & Stoughton, 1989) of which American and German editions were published later, He is now working on a book on Indian security: past, present and future.