Indian History Quiz-13
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Indian got its constitution in *
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Who was the last Governor General of independent India? *
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What was the codename of the Indian military action that ended Portuguese rule in Goa in 1961? *
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In which decade was India's main external intelligence agency, the RAW, founded? *
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An incident during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971 brought the USA and USSR close to nuclear confrontation. When Pakistani defeat on the eastern front seemed imminent, US president Nixon sent an aircraft carrier to the Bay of Bengal as a show of strength against India's naval blockade by INS Vikrant. In response, the Soviet Navy sent two groups of ships armed with nuclear missiles. A nuclear war was avoided when the US aircraft carrier turned back. What was the name of the aircraft carrier? *
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The first nuclear test in India took place in 1974. What was it called? *
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The only television channel in pre-liberalistaion India was government owned. What was it called? *
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The Indian economy developed rapidly in the first few decades of independence. *
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Which of the following did NOT happen in 1984? *
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An Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi was hijacked by five Pakistani nationals as soon as it entered Indian airspace, on Christmas eve, 1999. After initial landings at Amritsar, Lahore and Dubai, the plane was taken to a city in Afghanistan. Which city was it? *
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