Tag: Emergency in 1975

  • The role of Cold War in Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

    The role of Cold War in Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

    By Saeed Naqvi, Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency in 1975, plonk in the middle of the most intense phase of the Cold War. Detente was going so badly for the Americans that stand up comedians in Washington were comparing it to a wife swapping party “from where you return alone”. After the Vietnam debacle, Washington…