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History

Wars and operations after Independence

Name of Conflict

Year

Allies

Opponent(s)

Outcome

First Indo-Pakistani War

1947

India

Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan

Furqan Force

Ceasefire

Partitioning of Jammu and Kashmir.

Operation Polo

1948

India

Hyderabad

Victory

State of Hyderabad annexed to the Union of India.

Liberation of Goa

1961

India

Portugal

Portuguese India

Victory

Incorporation of Goa into India.

Sino-Indian War

1962

India

China

Defeat

Return to status quo ante bellum.

Second Indo-Pakistani War

1965

India

Pakistan

Victory

Return to status quo ante bellum.

Chola Incident

1967

India

China

Victory

Return to status quo ante bellum.

Third Indo-Pakistani War

1971

India

Bangladesh

Pakistan

Victory

Pakistani surrender, independence of Bangladesh.

Operation Blue Star

1984

India

Sikh militants

Victory

Militants cleared out of Harmandir Sahib.

Operation Meghdoot

1984

India

Pakistan

Victory

Siachen Glacier comes under Indian control.

Sri Lankan Civil War

1987

India

Sri Lanka

Tamil Tigers

Withdrawal

Continued civil war in Sri Lanka.

Operation Cactus

1988

India

Maldives

PLOTE

Maldivian rebels

Victory

Government rule restored in Maldives.

Kargil War

1999

India

Pakistan

Victory

Pakistani military retreat from Kargil.