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October 25, 2013
Important Military Operations of India- GK for Bank Po Exams
Operation Polo (1948) – Indian armed forces ended the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad and led to the incorporation of the princely state of Hyderabad in Southern India, into the Indian Union.
Operation Vijay (1961) – the operation by the Military of India that led to the capture of Goa, Daman and Diu and Anjidiv Islands from the Portuguese colonial holding in 1961.
Operation Blue Star (3– 6 June 1984 )was an Indian military operation, ordered by Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, under the pretext of removing Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The Sikhs, led by Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, were accused of amassing weapons in the Sikh temple.
Operation Woodrose was a military operation carried out by the Indian government in the months after Operation Blue Star to “prevent the outbreak of widespread public protest” in the state of Punjab. The government arrested all prominent members of the largest Sikh political party, the Akali Dal, and banned the All India Sikh Students Federation, a large students’ union.
Operation Black Tornado -On 29 November, India’s National Security Guards (NSG) conducted Operation Black Tornado to flush out the remaining attackers of Mumbai 26/11,2008; it resulted in the death of the last remaining attackers at the Taj hotel and ending all fighting in the attacks.
Operation trident and python was launched by Indian Navy where they captured large part of Karachi during 1971 war.The operation was a high time response to operation chengiz khan by Pakistani army.
Operation Pawan (1987) – Operations by the Indian Peace Keeping Force to take control of Jaffna from the LTTE in late 1987 to enforce the disarmament of the LTTE as a part of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord.
Operation Viraat (1988) – It was an anti-insurgency operation launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in April 1988 in Northern Sri Lanka.
Operation Trishul (1988) – Along with Operation Viraat, was an anti-insurgency operation launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in April 1988 in Northern Sri Lanka.
Operation Checkmate (1988) - It was an anti-insurgency operation carried out by the IPKF against the LTTE in the Vadamarachi area of northern Sri Lanka in June 1988.
Operation Cactus (1988) — Indian armed forces oust Tamil nationalist mercenaries of PLOTE who instigated a coup in Malé in the Maldives.
Operation Vijay (1999) – name of the successful Indian operation to push back the infiltrators from the Kargil Sector, in the 1999 Kargil War.
Operation Prakram- Following the attack on Indian Parliament and amid calls from the United States and the United Nations (UN) to exercise restraint, India mobilised and deployed its troops to Kashmir and the Indian part of the Punjab in what was India’s largest military mobilization since the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War. The mobilization was known as Operation Parakram
Operation Safed Sagar was the codename assigned to the Indian Air Force’s strike to support the Ground troops during Operation Vijay that was aimed to flush out Regular and Irregular troops of the Pakistani Army from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control.
Operation Meghdoot was the name given to the attack launched by the Indian Military to capture the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region, precipitating the Siachen Conflict. Launched on 13 April 1984, this military operation was unique as the first assault launched in the world’s highest battlefield.
Operation Sukoon was an operation launched by the Indian Navy to evacuate Indian, Sri Lankan and Nepalese nationals, as well as Lebanese nationals with Indian spouses, from the conflict zone during the 2006 Lebanon War.
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (Operation Madath, Operation Sea Waves, Operation Castor, Operation Rainbow, Operation Gambhir & Operation Rahat-II)
Operation Black Tornado, and Operation Cyclone, (2008)
Operation Cocoon was an effective strategy to capture and kill Veerappan.
Operation Safe Homecoming, to bring Indian nationals from Libya during the 2011 Libyan uprising.
Operation Goodwill- humanitarian tasks in J&K
Operation Good Samaritan- humanitarian tasks in Manipur/Nagaland
Operation Surya Hope - for saving people trapped in the 2013 North India floods