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When did Goa got annexed to India? why such a long delay from 1947???

Asked by viswanathan k, 25 Nov '08 10:06 pm
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In 1961. It was earlier occupied by the Portugese. After India became independent in 1947, Portugal, declined transfer Goa to India. On 12 December 1961, the Indian army started Operation Vijay leading to annexation of Goa, Daman and Diu into the Indian union.
Answered by Biswaroop Ghosh, 25 Nov '08 10:18 pm

 
  
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Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Goa was the first part of India that was colonized by Europeans and also the last to be liberated. In 1498, Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and landed at Calicut. In 1510 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque attacked Goa at the behest of the local cheftian Thimayya. After losing the city briefly to its former ruler, the Muslim king of Bijapur, Albuquerque returned in force and captured the city, killing the Muslim inhabitants. 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 Goas 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 ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 25 Nov '08 10:25 pm

 
  
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India won Portugal from Salazar in '61- Operation Vijay, it was called I think. it was more of a blitzkrieg, we slid them 10(India): 1(Salazar). There was a delay from '47 to '61 because our military knowhow was limited at the time & all our experienced units, staff & efforts was allocated to securing J&K. India was also hesitant to mobilize against a NATO European power, till we got cemented USSR backing. At the time, UN was hostile to India & condemned our Liberation Forces in Operation Vijay. India was hesitant to take action till our friendship w/ Soviet was strong enough to secure a security council veto. If we didn't get that veto, we'd be economically screwed for attacking a NATO country & isolated b international instituions like North Korea is today. Soviet veto got us immune from the Veto. Seriously, Nehru should've militarized India first in '47 and got back Pakistan, instad of waste time trying to befriend NATO countries....that caused a delay on ...more
Answered by A Moin, 26 Nov '08 01:08 am

 
  
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Not annexed but liberated in 12/12/1961
Answered by indrajeet, 25 Nov '08 10:33 pm

 
  
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In 1947 though India got independence,Goa was under Portugese rule.Pt.Nehru wanyted peaceful possession of Goa fro them but they humilated him.Goa was then militarily concurred by Indians from Portugese tulr in 1961.
Answered by jayant Desai, 25 Nov '08 10:19 pm

 
  
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