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Do you rember :
December 19: Liberation Day in Goa (1961)

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Asked by dhanendra kumar jain, 19 Dec '12 11:03 am
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After the British Left India, Goa remained the only part of India under foreign control. The Portuguese, not willing to give up so soon, held on to its last but bountiful colony, Goa, despite repeated requests from India.

The struggle for Goa's liberty was two fold - from within Goa and from the outside Goa - which was conducted by the Indian Government. In late 1961, several failed negotiations later, the Indian government deployed armed forces. However, there were some problems as it was suspected that the Portuguese possessed supersonic interceptors. The unavailability of the strength of their air-force posed a big fear as well. As a result of this the Indian Air Force was requested to provide reinforced support to the ground force. Finally on the orders of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the military invaded Goa on December 17, 1961. On December 17, 1961 some 30,000 Indian ground troops, with the Indian air force and navy, overpowered the 3,000 member ill-prepared and Portugue ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 19 Dec '12 11:08 am

 
  
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Yes
Answered by vijay, 19 Dec '12 12:36 pm

 
  
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Yes and thanks to Sardar patel
Answered by rekha agarwal, 19 Dec '12 11:14 am

 
  
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No....I wasn't there et time!!!!
Answered by harshal kalangutkar, 19 Dec '12 11:12 am

 
  
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Yes i do
Answered by iqbal seth, 19 Dec '12 11:10 am

 
  
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No
Answered by jameel ahmed, 19 Dec '12 11:06 am

 
  
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