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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STATEGY ON 18 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 18 April 2019

1613: In now Indonesia, Dutch take Solor from Portuguese. Portuguese Dominicans move headquarters to Larantuka, Flores

1885: Japan and China sign the good will Tianjin Convention or Li-Ito Convention to avoid conflit on Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_of_Tientsin

1930: Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da
http://www.indianetzone.com/31/chittagong_armoury_raid_case_indian_freedom_movement.htm

1942: In the Doolittle Raid, for the first time during World War II, an air squadron from the USS Hornet raids the mainland of Japan on Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doolittle_Raid
http://www.uss-hornet.org/history/wwii/doolittle.shtml

http://www.historyorb.com/people/jimmy-doolittle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXzYxUC93A

1943: Japanese Navy commander Isoroku Yamamoto is killed as his plane is shot down during the Salomon Islands campaign Operation Vengeance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Isoroku_Yamamoto

1955: Opening of the Afro-Asian Bandung Conference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian-African_Conference
http://hhr-atlas.ieg-mainz.de/articles/quinton-brown-bandung
https://blogs.uoregon.edu/1955bandungconference/2014/07/30/sukarnos-opening-speech/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675033805_Afro-Asian-conference_Pandit-Nehru_conference-hall_dignitaries-from-Asia-and-Africa

 1958: In Indonesia, government troops re-conquer Padang in central Sumatra, hold by around 800 rebel troops led by Lieutenant-Colonel Hussein

1979: Breaking off of negotiations between China and Vietnam which were opened on April 14

1992: In Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum, leader of the Uzbek-Afghans, revolts against the government of President Najibullah. He will command the principal militia force in Kabul that will oust Najibullah, creating episodes of kidnapping, looting and fighting
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/dostum.htm

2005: During a two-day visit of the Pakistani president, Indian Premier Manmohan Singh and President Musharraf say that the peace between their two countries is irreversible

2005: In Malaysia, beginning of talks between Muslim separatists of MILF and Philippine government

2012: Pakistan’s army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, calls for the demilitarization of the disputed high-altitude Siachen Glacier where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops have been stationed for decades
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Pakistans-Army-Chief-Calls-for-Demilitarization-of-World-Highest-Battleground-147974215.html

2016: A Chinese military aircraft publicly lands at a new airport on an artificial island in the South China Sea for the first time, raising the prospect that Beijing could base fighter jets there
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/19/content_15418232.html