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Indu Malhotra is a Judge of Supreme Court of India. Prior to her elevation as a Judge, she was a Senior Counsel practising in the same court for the past thirty years. She was the second woman to be designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in 2007. She authored the third edition of a commentary The Law and Practice of Arbitration and Conciliation (2014). She specialises in the law of arbitration, and has appeared in various domestic and international commercial arbitrations. In December 2016 was made a member of the High Level Committee (HLC) in the Ministry of Law and Justice by the Government of India to review Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India. She had been unanimously recommended for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court. Her appointment was confirmed and ordered by the Government on 26 April 2018. She is the first woman judge to be elevated directly from the Bar.