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Today is the 61st anniversary of the day when Portugal surrendered to India!
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‌Indian troops landing in Goa after liberation to reinforce initial columns and secure territory - Dec 1961.
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he Indian Chief of Army Staff, Gen Pran Thapar (far right) with deposed Governor General of Portuguese India Manuel António Vassalo e Silva (seated centre) at a POW facility in Vasco Da Gama, Goa
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Today is 60th year of celebration of Operation Vijay

Operation Vijay (1961) was the successful operation conducted by Indian Armed Forces to end 450 years of #Portuguese’ colonial rule in #Goa
When the Portuguese refused to give up control of the state in 1947 India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, started trying different non-violent ways to resolve the issue. But all his efforts of peaceful and diplomatic negotiations were rendered useless. #GoaLiberationDay
In 1955, he imposed an economic blockade on #Goa but even that did not deter the #Portuguese power to leave the #Indian soil. So in 1961, Mr Nehru decided that there was no alternative option left for military intervention.
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#November 1961 - in a display of its #maritime supremacy in the region Portuguese contingent based at #Anjadip Island fires at #Indian merchant ship Sabarmati. Portuguese garrisons also fire indiscriminately on Indian fishing boats off #Karwar & South #Goa (1/n)
These acts of aggression by the Portuguese forced #GovernmentofIndia to evict them from Indian soil & #IndianNavy executed #OpVijay to achieve this aim.

Two warships #Rajput & #Kirpan are deployed to escort merchant ships & ensure safety of fishermen (2/n)
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Naval Headquarters #NHQ initiates #OpChutney, a precursor to #OpVijay, to capture Anjadip Island.
#INSBetwa & #INSBeas are deployed on patrol off Goa, #INSMysore & #INSTrishul prepare to carry out an amphibious landing (3/n)


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Nehru. Died 1964. Bharatratna 1955.
Indira. Died 1984. Bharatratna 1971.
Rajiv. Died 1991. Bharatratna 1991.

Ambedkar. Died 1956. Bharatratna 1990.
I knew Gandhi better than most because he opened his real FANGS to me and I could see the inside of the man. If I DISLIKE him, it is because I LOVE India more. - BR Ambedkar

Dismantling Sainthood: Ambedkar on Gandhi. My column in @SwarajyaMag. [Long read]…
Ambedkar : The Real Father of our Nation.

My @SrijanFn Lecture. Do watch.
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