Wars, conflicts and strategy on 19 September in Asian history


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Updated on September 19, 2019

1931: Following the Mukden Incident (September 18), Japan Kwantung Army takes Mukden and starts to invade Manchuria

1961: India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India

1966: Indonesia which, on January 7, 1965,  had withdraw from United Nation in protest of the admission of the Federation of Malaysia announces that it comes back

1971: Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyen Khanh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers

1984: China and Britain complete a draft agreement transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997

1997: After the Hun Sen coup d’état, United Nation decides to keep vacant the seat of Cambodia, up to the situation is cleared in the country

2001: Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri is the first head of state of a Muslim country to visit Washington after September 11 attacks. She gives her support to the fight against terrorism and gets a 400 million $ aid from the USA

2001: In Afghanistan, the religious leaders ask Oussama ben Laden to voluntarily leave the country as US combat activities in Afghanistan looking at destroying A-qaida and the Taleban protecting them begin

2005: In Beijing, North Korea agrees in the principle to renounce to its nuclear programs

2006: The Thai military, led by General Sonthi Boonyaratkalin  stages a coup in Bangkok, toppling corrupted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The constitution is revoked and martial law declared

2008: North Korea  starts preparatory works to restart its main nuclear facility, a senior diplomat has said, amid a deadlock in international disarmament talks


2010: Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Basilan island and kill Abdukarim Sali, a long-wanted militant who helped in the 2001 kidnapping of three American and 17 Filipino tourists

2014: Former Japanese premier Hoshiro Mori brings a letter from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a visit to Seoul as Tokyo seeks a thaw in frosty ties

2014: Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier

2014: The South Korean navy fires warning shots to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border

2015: Japan’s upper chamber of Parliament approves controversial bills allowing the country’s military to engage in overseas combat in limited circumstances — a major shift after seven decades of pacifism

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