Integration of Junagadh (1947) -Indian
forces occupied and annexed the princely state of Junagadh,
which had initially declined joining India upon independence
Indo-Pakistan War (1947-1948)--Also
known as the
of Hyderabad (1948)--Also
known in India as "Operation Polo," in which Indian forces
occupied and annexed the princely state of Hyderabad, which had
initially declined joining India upon independence from
Integration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
forces occupied and annexed the Portuguese Indian territories
of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
in Northeast India
Multiple armed insurgencies conducted by ethnic groups in the
seven states of northwest India: operating in India's
northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal
Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland.
variety of Naga rebel groups have fought the Indian and
Burmese/Myanmar governments on and off since 1958.
conflict began in March, 1966 with the Mizo National Front
uprising, that seized many points in Mizoland., when the
conflict ended due to a peace agreement in 1986.
In Mizoram, the
movement for independence began in 1961 due to
a feeling of total neglect by the State of Assam. The
Mizo National Front (MNF) rose in rebellion on February 28,
1966. The Indian army recaptured all of the areas taken
by the Mizo National Front, and the war continued as an
insurgency until 1986 An agreement was reached between the
MNF and the Union Government on June 30, 1986. As a result
of the settlement, the MNF agreed to stop
Insurgency (1980-Present)-A variety
of Manipuri rebel groups have fought India since
Insurgency (1980-Present)-A variety
of Assamese rebel groups have fought India since
rebel groups have fought India since 1989 with the goal of
an independent Bodoland.
rebel groups fell apart and ceased operations by
in Meghalaya (1996-Present)-Rebellion
in the Indian state of Meghalaya. This conflict is winding
down as of 2020 with partial demobilization of rebel groups
and peace talks with the government.
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 Vijay."
war between China and India.
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 Congo.
Indo-Pakistan War (1965)--Also
known as the Second
known as the Chola "Incident."
communist guerrilla war against the government of
Indo-Pakistan War/Bengali War of Independence
attacked Pakistan in support of rebels seeking the independence
of Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan) from
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
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 1990.
Intervention in the Maldives
intervened to save the government of the Maldives Islands from
a takeover by Sri Lankan rebels.
is the internal Indian conflict involving Pakistan and
Pakistani-supported Kashmir rebels.
Border Conflict (2001)--
on Indian Parliament (2001)-Pakistani-supported terrorists
attacked the Indian Parliament
on Mumbai (2008)--Pakistani-supported terrorists attacked
the Indian city of Mumbai, killing 179.
Indo-Pakistani Border Clashes
Indo-Pakistani Border War
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