India gains freedom on 15th August
India becomes a Republic.
This period saw the first general election of independent India
India's first Olympic gold medal in hockey
Indian army annexed Goa from the Portuguese
Indo-Pak War – Bangladesh was born with India’s support.
India explodes a nuclear device in an underground test.
Indira Gandhi declares emergency
India wins the World Cup in cricket
Viswanathan Anand becomes India's first Grandmaster in Chess
Thousands of people killed in the Tsunami.
Taj Mahal, Indian monument elected as no1 out of Seven Wonders of theWorld.
India win Asian hockey tournament.
India win first Twenty-20 world tournament.
India sets a world record by sending 10 satellites into orbit in a singlelaunch.
Abhinav Bindra won 1st ever individual gold medal for country inOlympics.
Arvind Adiga won man booker award 2008 for his debut novel “the whitetiger”.
India, US signs nuclear deal.
Stock market crash in India caused BSE sensex to fall below 9K , whichhad once touched 22K markMumbai terror attacks of 26/11 shook the whole nation, killing 183 people leavingthe whole city in stress for 60 hrs.