|1948||Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.1st Indo-Pak War|
|1949||Indian Constitution adopted.|
|1950||India became republic.Death Sardar Patel.|
|1951||1st Five year plan.1st Asian Games in Delhi|
|1952||1st General elections for Lok Sabha.|
|1953||Conquest of Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgey and Edmund Hillary.|
|1954||Panchasheel signed by India and China|
|1956||Passing of States Reorganization Act. Reorganization of Indian states on linguistic basis|
|1957||Introduction of decimal system in currency.Second General election to Lok Sabha|
|1959||First television service started in India in New Delhi.|
|1961||Liberation of Goa and Daman and Diu from the Portuguese|
|1962||China’s attack on India.Third General elections held.|
|1964||Death of Jawaharlal Nehru.Lal Bahadur Shastri takes over as the prime Minister.|
|1965||Indo-Pak war. Ceasefire.|
|1966||Tashkant Pact.Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Mrs.Indira Gandhi takes over as the Prime Minister.|
|1969||Death of President Zakir Hussain. V.V Giri takes over as the President.Split in Indian National Congress
Nationalization of 14 banks.
India’s first Atomic Power Station Tarapur commences commercial operation.
|1971||Indo-Pak war. Birth of Bangladesh.Statehood to Himachal Pradesh.|
|1972||Shimla agreement signed between India and Pakistan.Reorganization of Assam. New States of Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur formed.
Death of C.Rajagopalachari.
|1973||Nationalization of coal mines.Mysore state renamed as Karnataka.|
|1974||First nuclear test codenamed Smiling Buddha carried out at Pokhran (Rajasthan)(May 18).India becomes 6th Nuclear power in World.Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed took over as the president.|
|1975||Sikkim becomes the 22nd state of India.First Indian satellite Aryabhatta launched
Imposition of Emergency in the country.
|1977||Congress loses power for the first time at the centre.Coalition govt. formed by 4 political parties. Morarji Desai becomes the PM.
N. Sanjeeva Reddy elected the president.
|1979||India’s 2nd satellite “Bhaskara” goes into Space.Lok Sabha dissolved.
Death of Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan.
|1980||Return of Congress to power. Mrs. Indira Gandhi becomes the PM.Formation of Bharatiya Janata Party.
Nationalization of six more banks.
|1981||India’s 1st geostationary satellite APPLE launched.Bhaskara II launched.|
|1982||Colour television comes to India.IX Asian Games held in Delhi.|
|1984||Rakesh Sharma becomes 1st Indian to go to space.Operation Blue Star in Punjab to flush out militants from Golden Temple.
Assassination of Indira Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi takes over as the PM.
Bhopal Gas tragedy kills more than 2000 people.
|1987||Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh declared 23rd and 24th state of India.|
|1990||Union government decides to implement Mandal Commission Report.|
|1991||Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.Commencement of Economic Liberalization in India.|
|1992||Narshimha Rao wins vote of confidence in Lok Sabha.Demolition of Babri Masjid. Communal riots envelop the country.|
|1993||Russian President Boris Yeltsin visits India.|
|1994||India launches ASLV- D4.Plague in Surat.|
|1995||SAARC summit in New Delhi.Internet comes to India.|
|1997||India celebrates 50 years of independence.|
|1998||India’s second nuclear test codenamed Operation Shakti.|
|1999||Kargil invasion by Pakistani troops. Operation Vijay makes headway in Kargil.|
|2000||India US joint working group on counter terrorism.|
|2001||Summit in Agra with Pakistan.GSLV placed satellite in geosynchronous Transfer orbit. Launching of PSLV-C3.
Attack on Parliament House.
India’s population crosses one billion.
|2002||APJ Abdul Kalam becomes the 12th President of India.India’s First fully fledged meteorological satellite METSET launched.|
|2003||India signs 5 agreements with Thailand.Boro, Santhali Maithili and Dogri included in the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution.|
|2004||Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee attended the 12th SAARC summit in Islamabad.Dr. Man Mohan Singh becomes the new PM of India.
Educational satellite EDUSAT launched.
|2005||Union Cabinet approves the National Rural Health Mission.|
|2006||India Pakistan exchanges Nuclear facilities.Lahore Amritsar bus service begins.
Domestic Violence Act comes into effect.
India- US nuke deal Approved by US Congress.
|2007||Mrs. Pratibha Patil becomes the 1st woman president of India.Mr. Vijay Kelkar appointed the chairman of 13th Finance commission.|
|2008||India-China signs for co-operation in railway sector.French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits India.
India- US signs aviation pact.
|2009||Dr. Man Mohan Singh becomes PM for the 2nd term.Meera Kumar becomes the 1st woman speaker of Lok Sabha.|
|2010||Visa on arrival launched for 5 nations.India Bangladesh power pact signed.
India Pakistan foreign secretary meeting held.
Rajya Sabha nod for women reservation bill.