16 July 2015

Homage to Indira Gandhi (1st Issue) 19.11.1984

As the Prime Minister of India, Gandhi was known for her political ruthlessness and unprecedented centralisation of power. 

She went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan, which resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh, as well as increasing India's influence in South Asia. 

Gandhi also presided over a state of emergency from 1975 to 1977 during which she ruled by decree and made lasting changes to the constitution of India. She was assassinated in 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards a few months after she ordered the storming of the Sikh holy Temple in Amritsar.

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