On 7 September in South Asian history

ON 7 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 7, 2019

1539: Angad Dev becomes 2nd guru of the Sikh
http://www.sikhs.org/guru2.htm

1552: Death of Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru, born in 1504
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/gurus/nanak2.html

1695: English pirate Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai.

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2013/03/the-highjacking-of-the-ganj-i-sawa%CA%BCi.html

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/Pirates/p/Henry-Every-The-Pirate-Who-Kept-His-Loot.htm

1904: At the end of a British expedition to Lhasa, expedition leader Colonel Francis Younghusband forces Tibet to sign a treaty whereby the Dalai Lama cannot concede territory to another foreign power without British consent
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/empire/episodes/episode_74.shtml

1934: Birth of Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet who died on October 23, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunil_Gangopadhyay
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0304355/

1951: Birth of Mammootty, Indian actor, producer, and lawyer

http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/mammootty/biography.html
http://mammootty.com/biography

1953: Mohammed Daoud becomes prime minister of Afghanistan, up to March 10, 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Daoud_Khan

1965: China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border

1965: Operation Dwarka, a failed naval operation by the Pakistan Navy to attack on the Indian coastal town of Dwarka. This was the first use of Pakistan Navy in any of the Indo-Pakistan Wars
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dwarka
http://arynews.tv/en/50-years-later-india-still-unable-to-forget-pak-navys-operation-dwarka/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38X9Zt38s_Y

1974: Death of S. M. Rasamanickam, Ceylon Tamil politician, born on January 13, 1913

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._M._Rasamanickam

1988: Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-5 after 9 days on the Mir space station
https://www.facebook.com/notes/afghanistan/first-afghan-on-space-abdul-ahad-mohmand/281420168551211

2009: Former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and four others are charged for embezzlement of 20 million taka (US$290,697) by forming Zia Orphanage Trust

2014: Shinzo Abe becomes the first Japanese prime minister to visit Sri Lanka in 24 years, on the second leg of a South Asian tour that sought to assert Tokyo’s interest in a region where it has ceded influence to China
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southasia-japan/abe-becomes-first-japanese-pm-to-visit-sri-lanka-in-24-years-idUSKBN0H20HW20140907?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

2018: China allows Nepal access to its ports, ending Indian monopoly
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-09-07/nepal-china-finalise-text-on-transit-protocol.html
http://zeenews.india.com/world/indian-monopoly-ends-as-nepal-gets-access-to-chinese-ports-2139393.html

 

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Pakistan: Pakistani Air Force Day since 1971



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