On 16 May in South Asian history

ON 16 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 16, 2019

1931: Birth of Natwar Singh, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Natwar_Singh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4414748.stm

1975: India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state held a referendum where popular vote was in favor of merging with India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16-may-1975-sikkim-was-annexed-into-india
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikkim

1985: In Afghanistan, seven of the main resistance opposition organizations form a common front to oppose the Kabul communist power

1996: Shri Krishna Bihari Vajpayee becomes Indian prime minister, but will fail to get a majority and will resign on Mai 31
http://pmindia.gov.in/en/former_pm/shri-atal-bihari-vajpayee/

Vajpayee 3

2008: The 22-year-old 17th Karmapa visits USA
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/24205991/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/dalais-heels-another-key-lama-visit-us/#.VzjezhFXrv8

2009: Sri Lankan troops capture the last patch of coastline held by the separatist Tamil Tigers
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095162495687972.html

2009: India’s Congress party wins an almost overwhelming victory in the general elections, leading by more than 60 seats in beating the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has won 230 seats out of 525 seats counted so far. The BJP won 160 and Third Force 73. Eighteen seats are still being counted
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/2009516111237578238.html

2011: Kerry visits Pakistan in bid to repair ties, given the tense relations between the two countries following the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces on Pakistani soil
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/world/asia/17kerry.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/2011516151041909781.html

2014: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Indian election with a landslide win of 283 seats, making it the largest single majority party in nearly 30 years
http://eciresults.nic.in/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily%2005.16.14
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/world/asia/india-elections.html?ref=asia&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_MorningBrief%2005%2016%2014&_r=0
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/05/india-modi-leads-bjp-historic-poll-win-2014516143751892711.html



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