Wars, conflicts and strategy on 27 July in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 27 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 27, 2019

1880: During the Second Anglo-Afghan War,  Battle of Maiwand. in a pyrrhic victory, Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand
http://www.britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/maiwand.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1229067/One-British-soldiers-diaries-bloody-battle-Afghanistan-130-years-ago-provide-haunting-insight-horrors-troops-face-now.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Maiwand

 1905: Visiting US Secretary of State W.H Taft agree with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan’s non-interference with the US in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft%E2%80%93Katsura_agreement
https://books.google.fr/books?id=dorpBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61&dq=US+Secretary+of+State+W.H+Taft+secret+agreement+with+Japanese+Prime+Minister+Katsura&source=bl&ots=rFd8m5E_Dv&sig=AcbXEnhuOLMj700cskzCnRCLWec&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CDcQ6AEwA2oVChMI2tPd6_v9xgIVTAUsCh1scwzw#v=onepage&q=US%20Secretary%20of%20State%20W.H%20Taft%20secret%20agreement%20with%20Japanese%20Prime%20Minister%20Katsura&f=false

1941: Japanese troops occupy Southern French Indo-China

1941-07-27 JapanTake Saigon

1953: End of Korean War. The United States, People’s Republic of China, and North Korea, sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice


http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0727.html#article
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/armistice-ends-the-korean-war

1964: Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000

1965: US jets attack new North Vietnamese air defense sites

1976: Alfred Duraiappah, former MP and mayor of Jaffna, Sri Lanka is assassinated by Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the LTTE. First murder of the LTTE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Duraiappah
http://archives.dailynews.lk/2009/05/26/fea06.asp

1982: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s first visit to the US in almost 11 years
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/07/28/world/mrs-gandhi-in-us-on-first-visit-in-a-decade.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675045035_Indian-Prime-Minister-Indira-Gandhi_American-President_Ronald-Reagan_Zubin-Mehta
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CDsQFjAEahUKEwjC75uKmvnGAhUCORQKHd86C8A&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.larouchepub.com%2Feiw%2Fpublic%2F1982%2Feirv09n30-19820810%2Feirv09n30-19820810_059-indira_gandhi_in_washington_dc_a.pdf&ei=Cwm1VYK-K4LyUN_1rIAM&usg=AFQjCNGzarL0dii1TRd7uy97DV_9HGDgTg&sig2=YLwz_KqaV1Z1LmpCsheN7g

1982-07-27 Indira Gandhi US visit

1983: In Sri Lanka, in what is called the Black July, 18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo were massacred by the Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_July

2003: Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi gets a bill that authorizes him to send 1000 soldiers for the reconstruction of Iraq

2009: North Korea reiterates that it will not return to six-party talks on its nuclear programme, indicating instead that it wants bilateral talks with the US

2011: India and Pakistan pledge not to let their fragile peace process slide again because of thorny issues that have made the nuclear neighbors bitter enemies.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14291484

 

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