WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on July 18, 2019
645: Chinese forces under general Li Shiji besiege the strategic fortress city of Anshi (Liaoning) during the Goguryeo–Tang War.
1391: During the Tokhtamysh–Timur war, Battle of the Kondurcha River. Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde in present day southeast Russia.
1907: Japan forces Korean emperor Gojong to abdicate in favor of his son Sunjong
1947: King George VI signs Indian Independence Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Independence_Act_1947
1977: Signature of a Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between Laos and Vietnam
1996: Battle of Mullaitivu, Tamil Tigers carried out this attack killing over 1200 Sri Lankan Army soldiers and capturing the base, biggest single lost to Sri Lankan Army ever
1996: An flag operation by Japanese extreme right militants relaunches the sovereignty dispute with China on Diayu islands (Senkaku for the Japanese)
1999: In Kashmir, after the withdrawal of the Pakistanis, end of the Indian military operations in Kargil era
2005: Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement, first public joint statement by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then U.S. President George W. Bush
2008: South Korea rejects a Japanese proposal to hold bilateral talks on disputed islands (Dokdo or Takeshima)
2008: Philippine government and the Milf agree to extend the Muslim region in Mindanao
2011: The UN’s highest court orders Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw their troops from a disputed area around an ancient temple on the border between the two Asian neighbours
2012: Cambodia and Thailand pulled hundreds of soldiers out of a disputed border area, a year after a ruling by the UN’s highest court, replacing them with police and security guards. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 18 last year ordered the neighbours to demilitarise a strip of land adjacent to the Preah Vihear temple which was the scene of deadly clashes in 2011