known as the First
of Hyderabad (1948)--Also
known in India as "Operation Polo."
of Goa (1961)--A
conflict between India and Portugal. Goa had been a
Portuguese colony for centuries prior to the Indian
invasion of 1961. Also known in India as "Operation
war between China and India.Chinese
Troops advance in the Sino-Indian
Nations Offensive Operations in the Congo
contributed troops to the UN army which undertook
offensive action against rebels in the
known as the Second
known as the Chola "Incident."
Indo-Pakistan War/Bengali War of Independence
attacked Pakistan in support of rebels seeking the
independence of Bangladesh (then known as East
Pakistan) from Pakistan.
border dispute (1979?-Present?)
rebellion in the Sikh-dominated Punjab region
culminated in the bloody Battle at the Golden Temple
in June of 1984. Follow-up operations in the
countryside continued into 1989. India claims the Sikh
rebels were backed by Pakistan.
Siachen Glacier is one of the highest glaciers in the
world, and it sits astride the demarcation line
between India's and Pakistan's claims in Jammu and
Kashmir. Since the mid-'80's, artillery and infantry
battles have broken out along this stretch of the
border. These battles are related to the ongoing
Revolt (see below).
Intervention in Sri Lankan Civil War
intervened in the bloody Sri Lankan Civil War (which
continues into 2000) in support of the Sinhalese
majority-dominated government. After suffering heavy
casualties and realizing that this was a conflict best
left to the Sri Lankans, India removed her troops in
Intervention in the Maldives
intervened to save the government of the Maldives
Islands from a takeover by Sri Lankan
is the internal Indian conflict involving Pakistan and
Pakistani-supported Kashmir rebels.
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prepares for Maoist
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