Economic blockade in ’55 to 'Operation Vijay' in ’61 liberated Goa

ARCHANA SUBRAMANIAN, THE HINDU | 18 December 2015 14:17 IST

Portuguese prisoners of war at Vasco in 1961

On December 18, 1961, Operation Vijay was put into action. Indian troops crossed the border into Goa.

There was sustained land, sea and air strikes for more than 36 hours, resulting in the unconditional surrender of Portuguese forces on December 19. CLICK TO READ MORE

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While writing Goa,s history of liberation in Dec 1961 we fail to note that Lok Sabha elections were due in March 1962. The two continuous term of Nehru has caused a disenchantment among masses. Already Kerala saw a Marxist victory. Congress wanted a stunt show in its showcase. Therefore Operation Vijay.

- Madhav Bastodker, Ponda | 18 th December 2015 15:39

 

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