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On 19 April in Asian history

1880-04-19 Battle of Ahmed  Khel

ON 19 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1451: Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
http://www.preservearticles.com/2012041030103/short-biography-of-alam-shah.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/delhi-sultunate/sayyid-dynasty.html

1578: Death of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in February 1530
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1623: Death of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on January 8, 1556
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1880: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Ahmed Khel won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/ahmed-khel.htm
http://www.grahamtall.co.uk/family_history/Nichols%20Family/Page%206a%20David%20Nichols%20Ahmed%20Khel.htm

1880-04-19 Battle of Ahmed  Khel

1897: Birth of Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, who died on July 24, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_de_Noronha

1901: In the Philippines, Aguinaldo’s Proclamation of Formal Surrender to the United States
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ag010419.html

1927: In China, Hankow (Hankou), communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek

1928: In China, Japan occupies Shandong

1937: Birth of Joseph Estrada president of the Philippines from July 1998 to January 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1063976.stm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1078/today-in-philippine-history-april-19-1937-erap-estrada-was-born-in-tondo-manila

1948: Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations

1953: Legislative elections in Japan. Yoshida loses absolute majority in the Diet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1953

1954: Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan

1960: South Korea’s founding president Syngman Rhee is toppled in a nationwide pro-democracy student uprising protesting election fraud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Revolution
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/south-korean-students-force-dictator-resign-new-elections-1960

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vakt2zW9bA

1964: In Laos, rightist military coup. Neutral Souvanna Phuma remains as Premier

1966: Australian troops leave for Vietnam to help the United States, according to a mutual defense agreement signed in 1951

1968: Birth of Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/arshad-warsi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1J_G9t3AoQ

1971: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, begin a five-day demonstration in Washington DC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Against_the_War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-veterans-against-the-war-demonstrate

1972: Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1974: Birth of Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akara_Amarttayakul

1974: Death of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), born on May 14, 1907
http://www.observerbd.com/2015/04/19/84295.php

1975: India’s first satellite Aryabhata is launched with aid from the USSR
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/missions/aryabhata.html

1977: In South Korea, police carry out nationwide roundup of dissidents

1980: Birth of Dong Jie, Chinese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Dong_Jie
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/dong_jie.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB8v3ZBoO80

1981: Birth of Napakpapha Nakprasitte, Thai film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napakpapha_Nakprasitte
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0624939/

1984: Birth of Lee Da Hae, South Korean actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lee_Da_Hae

1984: Death of He Zizhen, third wife of Mao Zedong from May 1928 to 1939, born on September 1909
 http://worldlit.oskin.net/period-3/jones-k/untitledpost

1988: Death of Kwon Ki-ok, the first Korean female aviator, as well as being the first female pilot in China, born in January 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwon_Ki-ok

1990: Birth of Kim Chiu, Filipino actress
http://www.kimchiu.org/biography.html
http://vimeo.com/35500379

1998: Wang Dan, a leader of 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, is freed by the Chinese government
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/10/05/cnn25.wang.tan/index.html

2001: After a long time hesitation because Beijing pressures, the Japanese government gives a visa to former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui

2001: Border Incident between India and Bangladesh. 16 Bangladeshi border guards and 2 soldiers are killed

2006: Japan push ahead with a survey near disputed islands of Takeshima (Dokdo for South Korea) over South Korea’s strenuous objections, risking a showdown with Seoul and further damaging relations the tense neighbors

2008: In China, beginning of several days of demonstrations with protestors demanding a boycott of French products after the Olympic torch incident in Paris
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7356107.stm

2009: South Korea accepts a North Korean proposal to discuss a joint industrial park, setting up the first high-level meeting between the two nations for a year. The meeting is announced amid tensions over Pyongyang’s decision to expel nuclear inspectors and restart the Yongbyon reactor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/20094198115182638.html

2012: India successfully testfires its homemade nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, with a range of 5,000 kms, off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/18/world/asia/india-missile/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17765653


2012: The ousted ex-president of the Maldives Nasheed calls for the Commonwealth grouping and other countries to impose sanctions on the new regime, which he accuses of deposing him in a coup

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120419-340863.html

2012: Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, is murdered in Karachi
http://dawn.com/2012/04/19/senior-dawn-journalist-murtaza-razvi-found-dead/

2013: Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad. He was initially placed under house arrest at his home in Islamabad but later transferred to the police headquarters in the city
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22211766
http://dawn.com/2013/04/19/musharraf-surrenders-to-authorities-appears-in-court/
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

South asian countries inter-relations

19 APRIL 2019

India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer between the nuclear-armed neighbours
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-suspends-kashmir-border-trade-with-pakistan

3 APRIL 2019

India–Maldives relations improving despite obstacles

India–Maldives relations under Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih started well. But sustaining the positive momentum will require hard work given complicated domestic politics, external relations and strategic interests
https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/04/12/india-maldives-relations-improving-despite-obstacles/

7 APRIL 2019

Islamabad says New Delhi planning military aggression

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Islamabad has credible intelligence that India is planning an attack between April 16 to April 20
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/islamabad-says-new-delhi-planning-military-aggression-pakistan-india-24534
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/454747-india-likely-to-launch-attacks-against-pakistan-between-april-16-20-fm

14 MARCH 2019

India, Pakistan Agree for Smooth Progress in Sikh Shrine Project Amid Tensions

India and Pakistan have claimed that Thursday’s meeting on the Kartarpur corridor issue concluded with a significant understanding on operationalising the project. This was the first bilateral meet to discuss the modalities and the draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur Corridor
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201903141073235920-india-pakistan-kartarpur-passage/
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/03/14/pakistan-india-hold-first-round-of-talks-on-kartarpur-corridor-in-delhi/
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-seeks-visa-free-access-for-5000-pilgrims-per-day-to-kartarpur-gurdwara-in-pakistan/articleshow/68410402.cms

4 MARCH 2019

59 Nobel laureates urge Imran, Modi to defuse tensions

Fifty nine Nobel laureates have written letters to the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan urging them to “defuse the rising tensions” between the two countries, according to a statement
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68246837.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

1 MARCH 2019

Pakistan hands over captured Indian pilot at Wagah border

An Indian Air Force pilot captured by Pakistan was returned to India at the Wagah border crossing on Friday to the cheers of hundreds of countrymen who gathered to give him a hero’s welcome
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/pakistan-hands-over-captured-indian-pilot-at-wagah-border-1.831819
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201903011072877680-handover-footage-indian-pilot/

27 FEBRUARY 2019

Pakistan says it shot down 2 Indian aircraft in Kashmir

Pakistan said on Wednesday (Feb 27) it shot down two Indian warplanes in its airspace over disputed Kashmir, in a dramatic escalation of a confrontation that has ignited fears of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/pakistan-says-it-shot-down-2-indian-aircraft-in-kashmir-11294006
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47383634

26 FEBRUARY 2019

India Strikes Pakistani Village In Retaliation For Attack In Kashmir

India says its fighter jets crossed a disputed border as they headed into Pakistan before dawn Tuesday, conducting airstrikes on a militant training camp and killing « a very large number of terrorists. »
https://www.npr.org/2019/02/26/698046256/india-strikes-pakistani-village-in-retaliation-for-attack-in-kashmir
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/videos/indian-fighter-jets-hit-pakistan-terrorist-camp-2/
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/india-says-carried-out-air-strike-on-terror-camp-inside-pakistan-24503

20 FEBRUARY 2019

UN Secretary General urges ‘maximum restraint’ in India-Pakistan Kashmir row

Secretary General Antonio Guterres offered UN assistance to try to defuse the row between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals, as the Indian prime minister continued to weigh retaliation for a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 of his policemen
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/un-secretary-general-urges-maximum-restraint-in-india-pakistan-kashmir-row-1.828157

15 FEBRUARY 2019

How South Asia can become a free trade area

The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement has been in effect since 2006—with little success
http://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/how-south-asia-can-become-free-trade-area

28 NOVEMBER 2018

Pakistan ready to repair ties with India as shrine corridor opens for Sikhs

In a rare sign of cooperation between South Asia’s two nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan agreed to set up a visa-free corridor that will allow Sikhs to easily visit their shrines on each side of the border
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-ready-to-repair-ties-with-india-as-shrine-corridor-opens-for-sikhs-22031
https://www.dw.com/en/kartarpur-corridor-can-india-and-pakistan-bring-down-their-berlin-wall/a-46491889
https://www.dawn.com/news/1448172/we-want-civilised-ties-with-india-pm-khan-lays-foundation-stone-for-long-awaited-kartarpur-corridor

22 NOVEMBER 2018

Pakistan to open Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims, Imran Khan to break ground

Pakistan has conveyed to India its decision to open the Kartarpur Corridor for the Sikh pilgrims on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Thursday, a development which could help ease tensions between the two neighbours
http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/221118/pakistan-to-open-kartarpur-corridor-for-sikh-pilgrims-imran-khan-to-break-ground.html
https://www.oneindia.com/india/india-gives-nod-to-kartarpur-sahib-corridor-construction-whats-it-about-2811726.html
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/11/22/pakistan-welcomes-indias-decision-to-open-kartarpur-crossing/

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

India and Pakistan clash in UN over terror support

India and Pakistan exchanged barbs at the United Nations on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in New York fell through
https://www.dw.com/en/india-and-pakistan-clash-in-un-over-terror-support/a-45694162
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/india-pakistan-trade-barbs-failed-bid-talks-180929202643933.html
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-accuses-india-of-suspending-dialogue-to-resolve-issues-1.2284332

21 SEPTEMBER 2018

New Delhi cancels Pakistan, India Foreign Ministers meeting

New Delhi has cancelled meeting of Pakistan and India Foreign Ministers scheduled to be held next week in New York, Indian media reported
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/371657-new-delhi-cancels-pakistan-india-foreign-ministers-meeting
https://www.dawn.com/news/1434285/india-cancels-new-york-meeting-with-pakistan-says-pm-khans-true-face-revealed

21 AUGUST 2018

Pakistan’s new PM proposes dialogue with India

Pakistan’s newly-elected prime minister on Tuesday offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/21/pakistans-new-pm-proposes-dialogue-with-india.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1428400/pm-khan-says-india-pakistan-must-dialogue-resolve-differences
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1785949/1-dialogue-best-way-resolve-conflict-pakistan-india-pm-imran/

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/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 19 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 19 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1880: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Ahmed Khel won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/ahmed-khel.htm
http://www.grahamtall.co.uk/family_history/Nichols%20Family/Page%206a%20David%20Nichols%20Ahmed%20Khel.htm

1880-04-19 Battle of Ahmed  Khel

1901: In the Philippines, Aguinaldo’s Proclamation of Formal Surrender to the United States
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ag010419.html

1927: In China, Hankow (Hankou), communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek

1928: In China, Japan occupies Shandong

1966: Australian troops leave for Vietnam to help the United States, according to a mutual defense agreement signed in 1951

1971: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, begin a five-day demonstration in Washington DC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Against_the_War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-veterans-against-the-war-demonstrate

2001: Border Incident between India and Bangladesh. 16 Bangladeshi border guards and 2 soldiers are killed

2006: Japan push ahead with a survey near disputed islands of Takeshima (Dokdo for South Korea) over South Korea’s strenuous objections, risking a showdown with Seoul and further damaging relations the tense neighbors

2012: India successfully testfires its homemade nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, with a range of 5,000 kms, off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/18/world/asia/india-missile/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17765653

On 19 April in South Asian history

ON 19 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1451: Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
http://www.preservearticles.com/2012041030103/short-biography-of-alam-shah.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/delhi-sultunate/sayyid-dynasty.html

1880: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Ahmed Khel won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/ahmed-khel.htm
http://www.grahamtall.co.uk/family_history/Nichols%20Family/Page%206a%20David%20Nichols%20Ahmed%20Khel.htm

1880-04-19 Battle of Ahmed  Khel

1897: Birth of Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, who died on July 24, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_de_Noronha

1954: Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan

1968: Birth of Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/arshad-warsi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1J_G9t3AoQ

1972: Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1974: Death of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), born on May 14, 1907
http://www.observerbd.com/2015/04/19/84295.php

1975: India’s first satellite Aryabhata is launched with aid from the USSR
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/missions/aryabhata.html

2001: Border Incident between India and Bangladesh. 16 Bangladeshi border guards and 2 soldiers are killed

 2012: India successfully testfires its homemade nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, with a range of 5,000 kms, off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/18/world/asia/india-missile/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17765653


2012: The ousted ex-president of the Maldives Nasheed calls for the Commonwealth grouping and other countries to impose sanctions on the new regime, which he accuses of deposing him in a coup

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120419-340863.html

2012: Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, is murdered in Karachi
http://dawn.com/2012/04/19/senior-dawn-journalist-murtaza-razvi-found-dead/

2013: Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad. He was initially placed under house arrest at his home in Islamabad but later transferred to the police headquarters in the city
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22211766
http://dawn.com/2013/04/19/musharraf-surrenders-to-authorities-appears-in-court/
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

On 19 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 19 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1901: In the Philippines, Aguinaldo’s Proclamation of Formal Surrender to the United States
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ag010419.html

1937: Birth of Joseph Estrada president of the Philippines from July 1998 to January 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1063976.stm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1078/today-in-philippine-history-april-19-1937-erap-estrada-was-born-in-tondo-manila

1948: Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations

1964: In Laos, rightist military coup. Neutral Souvanna Phuma remains as Premier

1966: Australian troops leave for Vietnam to help the United States, according to a mutual defense agreement signed in 1951

1971: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, begin a five-day demonstration in Washington DC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Against_the_War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-veterans-against-the-war-demonstrate

1974: Birth of Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akara_Amarttayakul

1981: Birth of Napakpapha Nakprasitte, Thai film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napakpapha_Nakprasitte
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0624939/

1990: Birth of Kim Chiu, Filipino actress
http://www.kimchiu.org/biography.html
http://vimeo.com/35500379

 

On 19 April in Japan’s history

ON 19 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1578: Death of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in February 1530
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1623: Death of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on January 8, 1556
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1928: In China, Japan occupies Shandong

1953: Legislative elections in Japan. Yoshida loses absolute majority in the Diet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1953

2001: After a long time hesitation because Beijing pressures, the Japanese government gives a visa to former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui

2006: Japan push ahead with a survey near disputed islands of Takeshima (Dokdo for South Korea) over South Korea’s strenuous objections, risking a showdown with Seoul and further damaging relations the tense Neighbors

 

On 19 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 19 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1927: In China, Hankow (Hankou), communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek

1928: In China, Japan occupies Shandong

1980: Birth of Dong Jie, Chinese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Dong_Jie
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/dong_jie.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB8v3ZBoO80

1984: Death of He Zizhen, third wife of Mao Zedong from May 1928 to 1939, born on September 1909
http://worldlit.oskin.net/period-3/jones-k/untitledpost

1998: Wang Dan, a leader of 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, is freed by the Chinese government
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/10/05/cnn25.wang.tan/index.html

2001: After a long time hesitation because Beijing pressures, the Japanese government gives a visa to former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui

2008: In China, beginning of several days of demonstrations with protestors demanding a boycott of French products after the Olympic torch incident in Paris
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7356107.stm