Important Dates in History of India – Part 4

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Let’s move to the important years in Indian History after Independence. Here, we have divided our complete article into two parts. First, we are discussing the timeline from 1984 to 2004

1) Operation Blue Star in Punjab- 1984
2) Rakesh Sharma goes into space- 1984
3) Mrs. Indira Gandhi assassinated- 1984
4) Rajiv Gandhi becomes PM- 1984
5) Bhopal gas tragedy- 1984
6) Rajiv-Longowal accord (also known as Punjab accord) signed- 1985
7) Sant H.S. Longowal killed- 1985
8) Assam accord- 1985
9) VII Five-Year Plan launched- 1985
10) GEET SETHI wins World Armature Billiards Championship- 1985
11) Mizoram accord- 1986
12) R.Venkataraman elected President- 1987
13) Shankar Dayal Sharma elected Vice-President of India- 1987
14) Bofors gun and Fairfax controversies- 1987
15) Remote sensing satellite IRS-1A launched- 1988
16) Voting age lowered to 18- 1988
17) Ram Shilanyas Puja at Ayodhya- 1989
18) India’s first IRBM ‘Agni’ successfully launched from Orissa (May 22)- 1989
19) Trishul Missile test fired (June 5) – 1989
20) Second successful launch of Prithvi (Sept 27) – 1989
21) Rajiv Government loses poll and resigns (Nov.29) – 1989
22) Jawahar Rozgar Yojna launched (Nov.29) – 1989
23) National front leader V.P. Singh sworn in as seventh PM, New cabinet sworn in (Dec.2) – 1989
24) Ninth Lok Sabha constituted. 1989
25) Last of IPKF return home (March 25)- 1990
26) Janata Dal splits- 1990
27) Advani takes out Rath Yatra and is arrested- 1990
28) Mandal Report implemented announced by V.P. Singh- 1990
29) Violence in Ayodhya due to Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute- 1990
30) Captain N. BHASIN becomes the youngest pilot in the world to command a jet aircraft- 1990
31) AKASH missile (surface to air) test fired- 1990
32) Gulf War breaks out (Jan. 17)- 1991
33) Rajiv Gandhi assassinated (May 21) – 1991
34) 10th Lok Sabha constituted (June 20) – 1991
35) P. V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister- 1991
36) Polling for the 10th Lok Sabha- 1991
37) New industrial policy for Liberalization of Economy- 1991
38) 8th five year plan implemented- 1991
39) Bharat Ratna and Oscar winner Satyajit Ray dies (April 23)- 1992
40) S.D. Sharma elected President (July 25) – 1992
41) INS Shakti-first indigeneously built submarine was launched on Feb. 7- 1992
42) Ordinance to acquire 67.33 acres in Ayodhya (Jan 7)- 1993
43) Bombay Blast- 1993
44) Insat-2B becomes fully operational- 1993
45) Earthquake in Maharashtra- 1993
46) Government monopoly over civil aviation ends- 1994
47) Storm over GATT treaty- 1994
48) Plague outbreak- 1994
49) Sushmita Sen as Miss Universe- 1994
50) Aishwarya Rai as Miss World- 1994
51) First heart transplant at AIIMS Delhi (Aug 3)- 1994
52) Mayawati First Dalit Chief Minister of UP- 1995
53) INSAT 2C and IRSI-C launched- 1995
54) Hawala takes toll of several Union Ministers and opposition leaders- 1996
55) PSLV D3 launched on March 21 with IRSP-3 ushering new era in India space programmed- 1996
56) 11th Lok Sabha Elections held- 1996
57) Atal Bihari Vajpayee first term as PM; resigns just after 13 days- 1996
58) Hung Parliament after 11th general elections-1996
59) Leander Paes wins Bronze in Atlantic Olympics- 1996
60) India entered global market for satellite launch with PSLV D3 and IRS P3- 1996
61) On August 15, India celebrated its 50th year of Independence- 1997
62) Dr. K.R. Narayan, 10th President of India- 1997
63) Atal Bihari Vajpayee second term for 13 months- 1997
64) Death of Mother Teresa- 1998
65) Atal Behari Vajpayee becomes Indian Prime Minister- 1998
66) India’s 2nd nuclear device (Pokhran II)- 1998
67) In June 1999, Flt. Lt. K. Nachiketa, the captured Indian pilot released by Pakistan after eight days of captivity. ‘Operation Vijay’ launched by Indian Army to flush out Pakistani infiltrators inside LoC in the Kargil sector of J&K, India wins battle- 1999
68) India Airlines plane IC-814 hijacked by terrorists and taken to Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Dec 24- 1999
69) A US President Bill Clinton visits India- 2000.
70) Three new states Chhatisgarh, Uttaranchal and Jharkhand created- 2000
71) India’s population crossed one billion mark- 2000
72) Life insurance privatized- 2000
73) Inauguration of Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) – 2000

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