ON 8 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on December 8, 2018
1935: Birth of Dharmendra, Indian actor
1946: Birth of Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
1971: Operation Python a follow up of Operation Trident, naval attack launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
1971: New Delhi announces that on their way to Dakha, its forces are beating the Pakistani troops
1985: In Bangladesh, seven countries found the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
1995: Gyaincain Norbu, picked by the Chinese government in November as the 11th Panchen Lama is enthroned
2001: Death of Subrata Mitra, Indian cinematographer, born on October 12, 1930
2007: Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.
2012: Death of Khan Sarwar Murshid, Bangladeshi educator and diplomat, born on July 1, 1924
2014: A ceremony takes place in Kabul to mark the formal end of Nato’s 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan.