Bitter truths

Print edition : September 19, 2014

December 21, 1988: Prime Minster Rajiv Gandhi with China's leader Deng Xiaoping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Natwar says that it was he who advised Rajiv Gandhi in 1986 to seek a breakthrough in the relations with China by paying an official visit to that country. Photo: JOHN GIANNINI/AFP

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh at a meeting of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilisations" in Moscow in June 2005. Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP

Natwar Singh’s autobiography, save for a small part devoted to settling scores, has enduring historical value.
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