|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.