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On 3 June in Asian history

ON 3 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 3 June 2018

628: Death of Liang Shidu, Chinese rebel leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shidu

1571: The Battle of Bankusay marks the last resistance to the occupation of Manila by the Spaniards. The victory enables the Spaniards to establish themselves throughout the city and its neighboring towns
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-battle-of-bangkusay-a-paradigm-of-defiance-against-colonial-conquest/
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/battle_of_bangkusay

1615: Death of Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai, born in 1567
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Sanada_Yukimura

1818: On the run, Baji Rao II, Peswa (Prime Minister) of Maratha, surrender to the British. Official end of the Third Anglo-Maratha War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Maratha_War

1839: Lin Zexu commissioner of Guangdong destroys 1.2 million kg of opium in Humen, confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a Casus belli to open hostilities with China, resulting in the First Opium War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/the-burning-of-opium-at-humen/AR2zugte?hl=en-GB
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5166.html

1839-06-03 Destruction opium

1865: Death of Okada Izo, Japanese samurai, born in 1838
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okada_Iz%C5%8D
http://www.tozandoshop.com/The_Legend_Series_Okada_Izo_s_Tadahiro_Koshirae_p/070-lgizo.htm

1876 : Birth of Jose Palma, Filipino poet who wrote the lyrics of the Philippine national anthem, who died on February 12, 1903
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1160/today-in-philippine-history-june-3-1876-jose-palma-was-born-in-tondo-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Palma

1890: Birth of Baburao Painter, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who died on January 16, 1954
http://cineplot.com/baburao-krishnarao-mestri-aka-baburao-painter-1890-1954/
https://wiki.indiancine.ma/wiki/Baburao%20%20Painter

1896: The Li-Lobanov Treaty, signed between China and Russia, allows Russia to signifiently increase its presence in Manchuria

http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/20119212036569007.htm
http://www.onthisday.com/asia/manchuria.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5168.html

1901: Birth of Zhang Xueliang Chinese warlord who died on October 15, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xueliang
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/zhang-xueliang-9185588.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPK05CcrKiw

1924: Birth of M. Karunanidhi, Indian Politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Karunanidhi

1928: Death of Li Yuan-hung (Li Yuanhong), Chinese general and politician, twice president of the Republic of China, born in 1864
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/l/li.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yuanhong

1942: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_Campaign
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands-recapturing-attu.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veTyUkaQbYY

1944: After 6000 soldiers killed or wounded, the Japanese renounce to a two months siege of Kohima (Burma)
https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/fl/The-Battle-of-Kohima-1944.htm?nl=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q50rUdO8Ag

1945: Birth of Ramon Jacinto, Filipino singer, guitarist, and businessman, founder of the Rajah Broadcasting Network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Jacinto

 

1947: At the «Round Table Conference» in New Delhi, Lord Mountbatten plan for the sharing of India is adopted

India Round Table Conference

1952: A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops

1953: The Buddhist Association of China is established
http://www.foreignercn.com/yellowpages/store-1879.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5177.html

1954: General Paul Ely is appointed Commissioner General and Commander in Chief in Indochina. General Raoul Salan is named as his military deputy

1955: In London, opening of peace talks between Japan and Soviet Union

1959: Singapore constitution enter in force becoming a self governing state in the Commonwealth of nations

1961: Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew accepts the proposition of a federation with Malaya if Singapore people approve it by referendum

1963: Birth of Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Toshiaki_Karasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmX8VKIZyo

1963: The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attacks protesting Buddhists in Hue with liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments

1966: During the Cultural Revolution, Beijing mayor Peng Zhen is dismissed
http://universalium.academic.ru/253282/Peng_Zhen
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/p/e.htm#peng-zhen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Man_Group

1966: After their confrontation, Malaysia and Indonesia normalize their relations

1968: Le Duc Tho, a member of the North Vietnam Communist Party’s Politburo, joins the North Vietnamese negotiating team as a special counselor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/le-duc-tho-joins-negotiations-in-paris

1970: Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-cambodian-operation-a-success

1975: Death of Eisaku Sato, Japanese Prime Minister from November 1964 to July 1972, Nobel Peace Prize (1974), born in March 1901
http://www.nytimes.com/1975/06/03/archives/eisaku-sato-expremier-of-japan-dies-at-74-shared-nobel-peace-prize.html?_r=0

1984: The Indian National Army starts the attack of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar (operation Blue Star, up to June 6)


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10881115/Operation-Blue-Star-How-an-Indian-army-raid-on-the-Golden-Temple-ended-in-disaster.html
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/attack841.html
http://www.firstpost.com/politics/uk-docs-on-operation-bluestar-time-to-probe-indira-gandhis-role-1338879.html


 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VxiYR2xsS0

1987: Birth of Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Nagasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jIeQZ7P-nQ&NR=1

1989: At 10:30 pm, in Beijing, beginning of the assault of the Chinese troops on Tian’anmen Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8cVklR5hvg

1991: Mount Unzen erupts in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Unzen

1993: After the general elections under the NU control, Sihanouk announced the formation of a national government in Cambodia
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/04/world/sihanouk-names-a-government-in-cambodia-then-withdraws.html
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2051_93.htm
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/khmer/ledgerwood/free_and_fair.htm

2007: North Korea break off inter-Korean dialogue after Seoul refused to deliver food so long Pyongyang don’t close its nuclear center as promised in February

2009: Death of Shek Kin, Hong Kong actor, born on January 1, 1913
http://yeinjee.com/2009/shek-kin-1913-2009/

2010: The founder of Aceh’s separatist rebel movement, Hassan di Tiro, dies aged 85 after two weeks in an intensive care unit on Sumatra island
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10225928
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/06/05/hasan-di-tiro-the-rebel.html

2010: South Korea’s ruling party wins the key Seoul mayoral poll but suffered upsets in several other local elections held amid tensions over North Korea’s alleged torpedoing of a navy ship

2010: Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno, credited with bringing the Butoh style to wider audiences, dies at the age of 103
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10229537.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUjhQLB0hXY

2012: Leon Panetta visits a former U.S. Navy base in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, marking the first trip to the base by an American defense secretary since the war ended.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/03/us/panetta-vietnam-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: Taiwan’s imprisoned   former President Chen Shui-bian tries to kill himself but is stopped by guards
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/20136374625995221.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22750253

2015 : India and the US ink an expansive new defence framework to bolster their strategic partnership over the next 10 years
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-US-ink-new-10-year-defence-framework/articleshow/47532249.cms
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-06/03/content_15272120.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/world/asia/us-defense-secretary-visits-india-build-military-ties.html?ref=asia&_r=0

 2015: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen says she had left her home in India for the United States after receiving death threats from Islamists behind the recent murders of atheist bloggers in her home country
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-32989070
http://www.dawn.com/news/1185927/bangladeshi-writer-taslima-nasreen-leaves-for-us-after-islamist-threats

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Opium Suppression Movement Day

South asian countries inter-relations

3 MAY 2018

India, Pakistan clash on Kashmir border ends brief truce

India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the Kashmir border on Sunday (June 3), officials said, killing two guards and ending a days-old agreement to honour a ceasefire in the disputed region
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-pakistan-clash-on-kashmir-border-ends-brief-truce
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/03/563770/India-Pakistan-Kashmir-border-clashes
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/jun/03/latest-ceasefire-violation-proves-pakistan-says-one-thing-does-another-bsf-ig-1823246.html

30 MAY 2018

Pakistan, India agree to stop trading fire in disputed Kashmir

Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading artillery fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, and on Wednesday the situation was calm after months of routine skirmishes that killed dozens of soldiers and civilians
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-india-agree-to-stop-trading-fire-in-disputed-kashmir-17848
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/30/563346/Pakistan-India-Kashmir-2003-truce
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2148542/thousands-go-home-india-pakistan-agree-end-kashmir-firing

18 MAY 2018

Nine killed as India and Pakistan exchange cross-border gunfire along Kashmir frontier

Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged gunfire across the tense, heavily militarised Kashmir border on Friday, leaving eight civilians and an Indian soldier dead
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/nine-killed-as-india-and-pakistan-exchange-cross-border-gunfire-along-kashmir-frontier-1.731690
https://www.dawn.com/news/1408474/3-children-among-4-civilians-killed-by-indian-firing-across-working-boundary-ispr
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/4-civilians-killed-1-bsf-jawan-martyred-in-pakistan-firing-in-jammu-1236390-2018-05-18

30 APRIL 2018

It’s Time For India To Redefine Its South Asia Strategy – Analysis

8 APRIL 2018

Modi rules out India’s participation in Saarc summit in Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli India’s firm opposition to the staging of the SAARC Summit by Islamabad, given the fact that Pakistan continued to support cross-border terrorism from its territory
http://www.thedailystar.net/politics/modi-rules-out-indias-participation-south-asian-association-for-regional-cooperation-saarc-summit-pakistan-cross-border-terrorism-1559755
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1680503/9-india-hints-sabotaging-saarc-summit-scheduled-pakistan/

26 FEBRUARY 2018

Thousands relocated in Kashmir as Pakistani and Indian forces trade fire

Authorities on both sides of the disputed Kashmir region depopulate villages following heavy artillery exchange by the Pakistani and Indian armies, in the worst border skirmishes since the 2003 ceasefire
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/thousands-relocated-in-kashmir-as-pakistani-and-indian-forces-trade-fire-15493
http://www.firstpost.com/india/panicky-villagers-along-loc-in-kashmirs-uri-flee-homes-amid-heavy-shelling-pakistan-army-tells-locals-to-leave-4366891.html

23 FEBRUARY 2018

Afghan, Pakistani, Indian officials launch Turkmen natural gas pipeline

The Afghan president and Pakistani prime minister have inaugurated a 1,814 kilometer gas pipeline that will carry Turkmenistan’s natural gas to Afghanistan as well as Pakistan and India after its construction officially began on the Afghan-Turkmen border
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/23/553352/Afghanistan-natural-gas-pipeline-Turkmenistan-Pakistan-India-Kabul-inauguration-President-Ashraf-Ghani
http://www.radio.gov.pk/23-02-2018/ceremony-held-in-herat-on-completion-of-turkmenistan-section-of-tapi-project

6 FEBRUARY 2018

As the political game of chess continues in Maldives, India still stuck in decision-making mode

Even as the Indian government issued its first public statement on Tuesday condemning the island nation’s government for declaring a state of emergency, it has yet to decide what role it will play in the ongoing Maldives crisis
https://thewire.in/221711/political-game-chess-continues-maldives-india-still-stuck-decision-making-mode/
https://www.oneindia.com/india/maldives-crisis-india-keep-troops-ready-2636239.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/06/maldives-opposition-pleads-india-send-troops-countrys-president/

4 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan gives over a million Afghan refugees 30 days to leave country

Pakistan has given over a million Afghan refugees until the end of the month to leave the country, in an announcement on Wednesday, following US accusations that Islamabad shelters some of the fiercest factions of the Taliban fighting US and Afghan soldiers in neighbouring Afghanistan
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-gives-over-a-million-afghan-refugees-30-days-to-leave-country-13892

15 NOVEMBER 2017

India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative

In recent weeks, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan on October 24, 2017 and his visit to New Delhi visit on October 25, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on October 24, have drawn significant attention to South Asia’s geo-political situation
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/589.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2017

Pakistan’s Second Strike Capability: Implications for South Asian Stability

Pakistan and India since their independence involved in never-ending arms race despite the fact the Pakistan cannot compete with Indian conventional weapon capability but in order to compete with them, they developed a nuclear and tactical weapon. India already has a second strike capability
http://moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2987:pakistan-s-second-strike-capability-implications-for-south-asian-stability

1 JULY 2017

Kashmiri rebel chief rejects US terror sanctions

The leader of a prominent Kashmir rebel group has rejected U.S. sanctions and vowed to continue fighting until the disputed Himalayan region is “liberated from India.”
https://www.voanews.com/a/kashmiri-rebel-chief-rejects-us-terror-sanctions/3924209.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1342575/us-decision-will-not-affect-legitimate-struggle-for-kashmirs-freedom-syed-salahuddin
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1448045/declaring-terrorist-joint-move-us-israel-india-hum-chief-syed-salahuddin/

7 MAY 2017

50 Afghan soldiers killed, over 100 injured in retaliatory fire: Pakistan

Inspector General FC (IGFC) Major General Nadeem Ahmad on Sunday said that at least 50 Afghan soldiers were killed and over 100 injured when Pakistan responded to the firing by Afghan border police
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/203046-50-Afghan-soldiers-killed-over-100-injured-in-retaliatory-fire-Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/worst-border-clashes-in-years-are-afghanistan-and-pakistan-at-war/a-38743051

10 APRIL 2017

Pakistan risks fallout after army decides to execute Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan will execute an Indian man arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year who officials claim has confessed to being a spy for Indian intelligence, the country’s powerful military
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2086473/pakistan-risks-fallout-after-army-decides-execute-indian-spy
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/khulbhushan-jadhav-pakistan-deathsentence-4607384/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1379765/pakistan-sentences-indian-spy-kulbushan-yadav-death/

8 APRIL 2017

India and Bangladesh sign 22 pacts

India and Bangladesh today signed 22 pacts in key sectors including defence and civil nuclear but the long-pending Teesta waters sharing agreement remained elusive though Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his government’s commitment for an “early solution”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-bangla-ink-22-pacts-pm-assures-early-solution-on-teesta-1.2008051
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-bangladesh-step-up-cooperation-top-developments/articleshow/58085009.cms
http://www.thestatesman.com/india/pm-modi-sheikh-hasina-launch-india-bangladesh-rail-bus-services-1491641478.htm

30 MARCH 2017

India’s demonetization shock pushes Nepal closer To China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters
https://fronteranews.com/news/asia/indias-demonetization-shock-pushes-nepal-closer-to-china/

24 MARCH 2017

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina’s India visit is critical for South Asia

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming three-day visit to India (April 07-10), after two postponements, mainly because of the Indian government’s preoccupation with domestic issues, is expected to take the bilateral relations a notch higher
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2133

21 MARCH 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bought himself time with election showing but reconciliation with Pakistan still unlikely

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed talks, even as small signs of cooperation over sensitive security issues emerge
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2080135/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-has-bought-himself-time

20 MARCH 2017

Pakistan and India discuss their water dispute in Islamabad

Pakistani and Indian experts have opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed Neighbors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-03/20/content_15588554.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-india-discuss-water-dispute-in-islamabad-1.1997322
http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Mar-2017/pakistan-india-to-discuss-3-projects-as-water-talks-begin-in-lahore

9 MARCH 2017

Pakistan indefinitely closes border with Afghanistan amid rising tension

Pakistan has indefinitely closed two border crossings with Afghanistan after opening them for two days to let through Afghans with visas, officials said on Thursday
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-indefinitely-closes-border-with-afghanistan-amid-rising-tension_1984961.html
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/09/pak-afghan-border-closes-for-indefinite-period/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

Chinese development in Indian Ocean raising concern of possible militarisation among major players

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China’s infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for militarisation in the sea lanes which carry much of the world’s oïl.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-09/could-the-indian-ocean-become-south-china-sea/8257204?section=world

16 DECEMBER 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

Kabul’s foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/the-tangled-history-of-the-afghanistan-india-pakistan-triangle/

4 DECEMBER 2016

Heart of Asia participants slam Pakistan over terrorism

Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its « lack of cooperation » in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad’s 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference
http://www.dw.com/en/heart-of-asia-participants-slam-pakistan-over-terrorism/a-36633835
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/28699-14-nations-adopt-heart-of-asia-declaration

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAARC summit cancelled following India-Pakistan tensions

The SAARC summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year will be cancelled following India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan’s decision to boycott the summit
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/248078509
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1190209/bangladesh-pulls-pakistan-summit-tensions-rise/

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan is a terrorist state, carries out war crimes, India tells UN

India on Thursday called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif racked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session
http://atimes.com/2016/09/pak-a-terrorist-state-carries-out-war-crimes-india-tells-un/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247883721

19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Uri attack a deadly blow to Indo-Pakistan ties

The Uri terror attack that has left 18 Indian soldiers dead deals a lethal blow to the already frayed India-Pakistan ties, with the government coming under intense pressure to give a befitting response to Islamabad
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/uri-attack-a-deadly-blow-to-indo-pakistan-ties-1.1898853

25 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and India move closer to SCO

The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization approved memorandums on Friday to pave the way for India and Pakistan to join the organization
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/25/content_15454167.html

15 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and Afghanistan formally agree over ceasefire at Torkham

The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday formally agreed over ceasefire at Torkham and waved white flags on both sides of the border
http://www.dawn.com/news/1265011/pak-afghan-forces-agree-on-ceasefire-at-torkham-border-wave-white-flags
http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jun-2016/new-ceasefire-enforced-at-torkham-border

14 JUNE 2016

Pakistan, Afghanistan increase troops ar Khyber Pass border after clash

A Pakistani army officer died on Tuesday after being shot by Afghan forces in a border clash, Pakistan’s military said, a development likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours who sources said were beefing up troop numbers on either side
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-afghanistan-increase-troops-at-khyber-pass-border-after-clash-1.1846138
http://www.voanews.com/content/afghanistan-pakistan-border-tensions/3375279.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/afghan-soldier-killed-border-clash-pakistan-160613075159320.html

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

2 JANUARY 2015

India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared that China would block its initiatives in the future.
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/india-blocks-china%E2%80%99s-attempt-take-over-south-asian-group

27 NOVEMBER 2014

South Asia summit ends with little progress

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region on Thursday (Nov 27), as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/south-asia-summit-ends-little-progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/disappointing-saarc-summit-2014112885157300755.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/798067/pakistan-under-pressure-to-save-trade-agenda-at-south-asia-summit/

11 NOVEMBER 2014

 Saarc nations to ink 3 vital agreements

 In a major step towards greater regional integration in three decades of the Saarc, the South Asian nations are set to sign three framework agreements in Kathmandu for establishing rail, road and electricity connectivity
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Saarc-nations-to-ink-3-vital-agreements-67345.html

17 OCTOBER 2014

The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is more relevant than ever before. Time to give it more power.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/the-saarc-a-bloc-whose-time-has-come/

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAARC meet proposes visa exemption for 50 eminent people by country

SAARC immigration officials here Wednesday proposed to exempt from visa requirement 50 eminent people listed by the grouping under 24 categories to enable their hassle-free travel in member countries, an official said.
http://www.sify.com/news/saarc-meet-proposes-visa-exemption-for-50-eminent-people-news-international-ojsaanebjfjdh.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 3 June in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 3 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 3 June 2018

1571: The Battle of Bankusay marks the last resistance to the occupation of Manila by the Spaniards. The Spanish victory enables the Spaniards to establish themselves throughout the city and its neighboring towns
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Battle_of_Bangkusay
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/battle_of_bangkusay

1818: On the run, Baji Rao II, Peswa (Prime Minister) of Maratha, surrender to the British. Official end of the Third Anglo-Maratha War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Maratha_War

1839: Lin Zexu commissioner of Guangdong destroys 1.2 million kg of opium in Humen, confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a Casus belli to open hostilities with China, resulting in the First Opium War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/the-burning-of-opium-at-humen/AR2zugte?hl=en-GB
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5166.html

1839-06-03 Destruction opium

1896: The Li-Lobanov Treaty, signed between China and Russia, allows Russia to signifiently increase its presence in Manchuria


http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/20119212036569007.htm
http://www.onthisday.com/asia/manchuria.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5168.html

1942: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_Campaign
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands-recapturing-attu.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veTyUkaQbYY

1944: After 6000 soldiers killed or wounded, the Japanese renounce to a two months siege of Kohima (Burma)
https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/fl/The-Battle-of-Kohima-1944.htm?nl=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q50rUdO8Ag

1947: At the «Round Table Conference» in New Delhi, Lord Mountbatten plan for the sharing of India is adopted

India Round Table Conference

India Round Table Conference

1952: A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops

1955: In London, opening of peace talks between Japan and Soviet Union

1970: Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-cambodian-operation-a-success

1984: The Indian National Army starts the attack of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar (operation Blue Star, up to June 6)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10881115/Operation-Blue-Star-How-an-Indian-army-raid-on-the-Golden-Temple-ended-in-disaster.html
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/attack841.html
http://www.firstpost.com/politics/uk-docs-on-operation-bluestar-time-to-probe-indira-gandhis-role-1338879.html


 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VxiYR2xsS0

2012: Leon Panetta visits a former U.S. Navy base in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, marking the first trip to the base by an American defense secretary since the war ended.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/03/us/panetta-vietnam-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2015 : India and the US ink an expansive new defence framework to bolster their strategic partnership over the next 10 years
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-US-ink-new-10-year-defence-framework/articleshow/47532249.cms
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-06/03/content_15272120.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/world/asia/us-defense-secretary-visits-india-build-military-ties.html?ref=asia&_r=0

On 3 June in South Asian history

ON 3 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 3 June 2018

1818: On the run, Baji Rao II, Peswa (Prime Minister) of Maratha, surrender to the British. Official end of the Third Anglo-Maratha War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Maratha_War

1890: Birth of Baburao Painter, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who died on January 16, 1954
http://cineplot.com/baburao-krishnarao-mestri-aka-baburao-painter-1890-1954/
https://wiki.indiancine.ma/wiki/Baburao%20%20Painter

1924: Birth of M. Karunanidhi, Indian Politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Karunanidhi

1947: At the «Round Table Conference» in New Delhi, Lord Mountbatten plan for the sharing of India is adopted

India Round Table Conference

 1984: The Indian National Army starts the attack of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar (operation Blue Star, up to June 6)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10881115/Operation-Blue-Star-How-an-Indian-army-raid-on-the-Golden-Temple-ended-in-disaster.html
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/attack841.html
http://www.firstpost.com/politics/uk-docs-on-operation-bluestar-time-to-probe-indira-gandhis-role-1338879.html


 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VxiYR2xsS0

2015 : India and the US ink an expansive new defence framework to bolster their strategic partnership over the next 10 years
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-US-ink-new-10-year-defence-framework/articleshow/47532249.cms
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-06/03/content_15272120.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/world/asia/us-defense-secretary-visits-india-build-military-ties.html?ref=asia&_r=0

 2015: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen says she had left her home in India for the United States after receiving death threats from Islamists behind the recent murders of atheist bloggers in her home country
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-32989070
http://www.dawn.com/news/1185927/bangladeshi-writer-taslima-nasreen-leaves-for-us-after-islamist-threats

On 3 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 3 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 3 June 2018

1571: The Battle of Bankusay marks the last resistance to the occupation of Manila by the Spaniards. The Spanish victory enables the Spaniards to establish themselves throughout the city and its neighboring towns
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-battle-of-bangkusay-a-paradigm-of-defiance-against-colonial-conquest/
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/battle_of_bangkusay

1876 : Birth of Jose Palma, Filipino poet who wrote the lyrics of the Philippine national anthem, who died on February 12, 1903
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1160/today-in-philippine-history-june-3-1876-jose-palma-was-born-in-tondo-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Palma

1944: After 6000 soldiers killed or wounded, the Japanese renounce to a two months siege of Kohima (Burma)
https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/fl/The-Battle-of-Kohima-1944.htm?nl=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q50rUdO8Ag

1945: Birth of Ramon Jacinto, Filipino singer, guitarist, and businessman, founder of the Rajah Broadcasting Network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Jacinto

 

1954: General Paul Ely is appointed Commissioner General and Commander in Chief in Indochina. General Raoul Salan is named as his military deputy

1959: Singapore constitution enter in force becoming a self governing state in the Commonwealth of nations

1961: Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew accepts the proposition of a federation with Malaya if Singapore people approve it by referendum

1963: The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attacks protesting Buddhists in Hue with liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments

1966: After their confrontation, Malaysia and Indonesia normalize their relations

1968: Le Duc Tho, a member of the North Vietnam Communist Party’s Politburo, joins the North Vietnamese negotiating team as a special counselor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/le-duc-tho-joins-negotiations-in-paris

1970: Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-cambodian-operation-a-success

1993: After the general elections under the UN control, Sihanouk announced the formation of a national government in Cambodia
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/04/world/sihanouk-names-a-government-in-cambodia-then-withdraws.html
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2051_93.htm
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/khmer/ledgerwood/free_and_fair.htm

2010: The founder of Aceh’s separatist rebel movement, Hassan di Tiro, dies aged 85 after two weeks in an intensive care unit on Sumatra island
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10225928
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/06/05/hasan-di-tiro-the-rebel.html

2012: Leon Panetta visits a former U.S. Navy base in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, marking the first trip to the base by an American defense secretary since the war ended.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/03/us/panetta-vietnam-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

On 3 June in Japan’s history

ON 3 JUNE IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on 3 June 2018

1615: Death of Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai, born in 1567
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Sanada_Yukimura

1865: Death of Okada Izo, Japanese samurai, born in 1838
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okada_Iz%C5%8D
http://www.tozandoshop.com/The_Legend_Series_Okada_Izo_s_Tadahiro_Koshirae_p/070-lgizo.htm

1942: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_Campaign
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands-recapturing-attu.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veTyUkaQbYY

1944: After 6000 soldiers killed or wounded, the Japanese renounce to a two months siege of Kohima (Burma)
https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/fl/The-Battle-of-Kohima-1944.htm?nl=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q50rUdO8Ag

1955: In London, opening of peace talks between Japan and Soviet Union

1963: Birth of Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Toshiaki_Karasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmX8VKIZyo

1969: Birth of Takako Minekawa, Japanese musician
http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-46/artist_name-takako_minekawa/

1969: Birth of Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroyuki_Takami
http://www.guanbarl.jp/LINKS/takami/

1975: Death of Eisaku Sato, Japanese Prime Minister from November 1964 to July 1972, Nobel Peace Prize (1974), born in March 1901
http://www.nytimes.com/1975/06/03/archives/eisaku-sato-expremier-of-japan-dies-at-74-shared-nobel-peace-prize.html?_r=0

1987: Birth of Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Nagasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jIeQZ7P-nQ&NR=1

1991: Mount Unzen erupts in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Unzen

2010: Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno, credited with bringing the Butoh style to wider audiences, dies at the age of 103
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10229537.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUjhQLB0hXY

On 3 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 3 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on 3 June 2018

628: Death of Liang Shidu, Chinese rebel leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shidu

1839: Lin Zexu commissioner of Guangdong destroys 1.2 million kg of opium in Humen, confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a Casus belli to open hostilities with China, resulting in the First Opium War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/the-burning-of-opium-at-humen/AR2zugte?hl=en-GB
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5166.html

1839-06-03 Destruction opium

1896: The Li-Lobanov Treaty, signed between China and Russia, allows Russia to signifiently increase its presence in Manchuria


http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/20119212036569007.htm
http://www.onthisday.com/asia/manchuria.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5168.html

1901: Birth of Zhang Xueliang Chinese warlord who died on October 15, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xueliang
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/zhang-xueliang-9185588.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPK05CcrKiw

1928: Death of Li Yuan-hung (Li Yuanhong), Chinese general and politician, twice president of the Republic of China, born in 1864
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/l/li.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yuanhong

1953: The Buddhist Association of China is established
http://www.foreignercn.com/yellowpages/store-1879.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5177.html

1966: During the Cultural Revolution, Beijing mayor Peng Zhen is dismissed
http://universalium.academic.ru/253282/Peng_Zhen
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/p/e.htm#peng-zhen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Man_Group

1989: At 10:30 pm, in Beijing, beginning of the assault of the Chinese troops on Tian’anmen Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8cVklR5hvg

2009: Death of Shek Kin, Hong Kong actor, born on January 1, 1913
http://yeinjee.com/2009/shek-kin-1913-2009/

2013: Taiwan’s imprisoned   former President Chen Shui-bian tries to kill himself but is stopped by guards
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/20136374625995221.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22750253

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Opium Suppression Movement Day