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.