Military conflicts similar to or like Operation Blue Star

The code name of an Indian military action which was carried out between 1 and 10 June, 1984, in order to capture the Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers hidden inside the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab. Wikipedia

  • Insurgency in Punjab

    Armed campaign by Sikh nationalist ambitionist Khalistan movement. In the 1980s, the movement had deteriorated into a secessionist movement after the supposed indifference of the Indian state in regards to mutual negotiations. Wikipedia

  • Golden Temple

    Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Preeminent spiritual site of Sikhism. Wikipedia

  • Khalistan movement

    Sikh separatist movement seeking to create a homeland for Sikhs by establishing a sovereign state, called Khālistān , in the Punjab region. The proposed state would consist of land that currently forms Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan. Wikipedia

  • Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

    The fourteenth jathedar, or leader, of the prominent orthodox Sikh religious institution Damdami Taksal. Advocate of the Anandpur Sahib Resolution. Wikipedia

  • Assistant in the Directorate General of Supply and Disposal, New Delhi, was tried and executed for conspiracy in the plot of the Indira Gandhi assassination, carried out by Satwant Singh and Beant Singh. Hanged in Tihar Jail on 6 January 1989. Wikipedia

  • Indira Gandhi

    Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. The first and, to date, only female Prime Minister of India. Wikipedia

  • Sikhs

    Sikhs ( or ; ਸਿੱਖ, , ) are people associated with Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that originated in the 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, based on the revelation of Guru Nanak. The term Sikh has its origin in the word (शिष्य), meaning 'disciple' or 'student'. Wikipedia

  • Political movement launched on 4 August 1982, by the Akali Dal in partnership with Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, with its stated aim being the fulfillment of a set of devolutionary objectives based on the Anandpur Sahib Resolution. The Akali Dal had opposed several effects of the Punjab Reorganisation Act on 1 November 1966, with Akali leaders protesting against it. Wikipedia

  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots

    Series of organised pogroms against Sikhs in India following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. The ruling Indian National Congress had been in active complicity with the mob, as to the organisation of the riots. Wikipedia

  • Shabeg Singh

    Indian Army officer, who later served as a military adviser to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Involved extensively in the training of Mukti Bahini volunteers during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Wikipedia

  • Retired Indian Army officer, who was involved in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. As a Major General, he commanded Operation Blue Star against Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and pro-Khalistan militants, who had amassed weapons inside the Golden Temple complex. Wikipedia

  • Sikhism

    Monotheistic, c.q. panentheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century CE. One of the youngest of the major religions and the world's fifth-largest organized religion, with about 30 million Sikhs. Wikipedia

  • Codename of a covert plan of India's external intelligence agency Research & Analysis Wing , in which the Special Group, which is an ultra-secretive armed unit of the R&AW, was to abduct Sikh extremist leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from Guru Nanak Niwas in the Golden Temple complex, Amritsar. Formed to rehearse Operation Sundown in the Sarsawa Air Force Base in Uttar Pradesh. Wikipedia

  • Indian National Congress

    The Indian National Congress (often called the Congress Party or simply Congress, abbr. Political party in India with widespread roots. Wikipedia

  • Assassination of Indira Gandhi

    Assassinated at 9:29 a.m. on 31 October 1984 at her residence in Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. Wikipedia

  • Harjinder Singh Jinda

    Member of the Sikh militant group Khalistan Commando Force and one of the two assassins of Arun Vaidya . Responsible for three high-profile assassinations; Arjan Dass, Lalit Maken and Gen. Vaidya. Wikipedia

  • Amrik Singh

    The President of the All India Sikh Students Federation and a Kharku killed in the army operation in Golden Temple, Amritsar, on June 6, 1984. The son of Giani Kartar Singh Bhindranwale, the 13th leader of the Damdami Taksal. Wikipedia

  • One of the Sikh bodyguards, along with Beant Singh, who assassinated the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, at her New Delhi residence on 31 October 1984. Revenge for the military attack carried out by the Indian government on Harmandir Sahib, in Amritsar, India. Wikipedia

  • History of Sikhism

    Coined by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The tenth Guru of the 17 century in the Punjab region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. Wikipedia

  • Rajiv Gandhi

    Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime Minister at the age of 40. Wikipedia

  • 1984

    January 1 Brunei becomes a completely independent state. Wikipedia

  • Arun Shridhar Vaidya

    General Officer in the Indian Army. He served as the 13th Chief of the Army Staff from 1983 to 1986. Wikipedia

  • Sikh Reference Library

    Repository of over 1,500 rare manuscripts located in the Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar, Punjab which was destroyed during Operation Blue Star. In 1984, the library's contents were confiscated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the empty building allegedly burned to the ground by the Indian Army. Wikipedia

  • Engaged in a power struggle between the militant secessionist Khalistan movement and Indian security forces. The Indian government responded to the escalating Punjab insurgency by launching Operation Blue Star in 1984, storming the Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple complex in Amritsar—the center of Sikh religious and spiritual life, where some militant groups had retreated. Wikipedia

  • Bodyguard of the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, and was one of two who took part in her assassination in 1984. Born in a Ramdasia Sikh family to Baba Sucha Singh and Kartar Kaur. Wikipedia

  • Founder and first leader of the organization Khalistan Commando Force. Born in 1959 in the village of Chaheru, Kapurthala, Punjab. Wikipedia

  • Operation Black Thunder

    Name given to two operations that took place in India in the late 1980s to flush out remaining pro-Khalistan Sikh militants from the Golden Temple using 'Black Cat' commandos of the National Security Guards Like Operation Blue Star, these attacks were on the Sikh militants based in the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. The first Operation Black Thunder took place on 30 April 1986. Wikipedia

  • One Rank, One Pension

    Longstanding demand of the Indian armed forces and veterans. Provoked by the exparte decision by the Indira Gandhi-led Indian National Congress government, in 1973, two years after the historic victory in the 1971 Bangladesh war, and shortly after Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw retired, to decrease armed forces pensions by 20–40 percent, and increase civilian pensions by 20 percent, without consulting armed forces headquarters. Wikipedia

  • A violent incident occurred between the Sant Nirankari Mission and traditional Sikhs on 13 April 1978 at Amritsar, Punjab, India. Sixteen people—thirteen traditional Sikhs and three Nirankari followers—were killed in the ensuing violence. Wikipedia

  • Punjab, India

    State in northern India. Bordered by the Indian union territories of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Chandigarh to the east, the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh to the north and northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest. Wikipedia


Sentences forOperation Blue Star

  • The troubles in Punjab after Operation Blue Star and riots committed against Sikhs in India after the assassination of Indira Gandhi led to an increase in Sikh refugees moving to Norway.Norway-Wikipedia
  • After Gandhi ordered military action in the Golden Temple in Operation Blue Star, her own bodyguards and Sikh nationalists assassinated her on 31 October 1984.Indira Gandhi-Wikipedia
  • From 1981 to 1995 the state suffered a 14-year long insurgency which culminated with Operation Blue Star, and the assassination of India's Prime Minister.Punjab, India-Wikipedia
  • Novelist Khushwant Singh, who accepted the award in 1974 in the field of literature and education, returned it in 1984 as a notion of protest against the Operation Blue Star.Padma Bhushan-Wikipedia
  • There is some support within India and the Sikh diaspora, with yearly demonstrations in protest of those killed during Operation Blue Star.Khalistan movement-Wikipedia
  • The army used heavy artillery, including tanks, in the action code-named Operation Blue Star.Indira Gandhi-Wikipedia

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