On 21 November in South Asian history

ON 21 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 21, 2018

1878: During the  Second Afghan War, Battle of Ali Masjid, won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/ali-masjid.htm

1926: Birth of Prem Nath, Indian actor and director who died on November 3, 1992
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/prem-nath.html

1962: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War becomes effective
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21st-november-1962-china-declares-unilateral-ceasefire-in-the-sino-indian-war
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/fl/The-Sino-Indian-War-1962.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWts4wuuqkk

1970: Death of Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian Nobel Prize in physics born in November 1888
http://www.famousscientists.org/c-v-raman/

1971: Battle of Atgram between Indian and Pakistani forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Atgram

1971: Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the battle of Garibpur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Garibpur

1979: A mob, in the Pakistani capital Islamabad burns the US embassy to the ground of a five-hour attack in which a US is killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/21/newsid_4187000/4187184.stm

1996: Death of Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate, born on January 29, 1926
http://www.nobel-winners.com/Physics/abdus_salam.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uA3n2FCthU&feature=related

2006: Historic Peace accord between Nepal’s Premier Girija Prasad Koirala and Prachanda,  head of the maoist guerrilla. The civil war caused more than 12,500 dead in ten years

2006: Hu Jintao is the first Chinese head of state to visit India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6158824.stm
http://www.idsa.in/idsastrategiccomments/HuJintaosIndiaVisitBoostsSinoIndianRelations_JPPanda_301106.html 

2009: The Sri Lankan president, says the Tamil detainees, numbering about 136,000, will be free to return to their villages after December 1. He said the camps would be completely closed by January 31
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/11/200911219933906785.html

2015 : Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed of the Jammat-e-Islami party and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are executed for war crimes
http://atimes.com/2015/11/decks-cleared-for-execution-of-2-war-criminals-in-bangladesh/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/bangladesh-executes-opposition-leaders-151121145034814.html

 

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