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Today’s history: India gave a befitting reply to the terrorists with surgical strike, know the major events of 29 September

New Delhi: The day of 29 September is recorded in history as a witness to India’s bold move to destroy its terrorist camps by entering Pakistan’s border. While India claimed to have successfully carried out this operation, Pakistan denied any such action. 18 soldiers were martyred in a terrorist attack on the local headquarters of the Indian Army along the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. It was considered one of the biggest attacks on the Indian Army. Terrorists sitting across the border were said to be behind the Uri attack on 18 September 2016. India carried out a surgical strike against Pakistan on 29 September to avenge this attack.

The sequence details of some other important events recorded on the date of 29th September in the history of the country are as follows:-

1836: Establishment of Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

1942: Matangini Hazra was shot dead at the age of 72 while leading a Congress procession in the August Movement in Tumluk, Bengal.

1923: Britain’s consent to the establishment of a ghetto in Palestine according to the Balfour Declaration (1917) is finally approved by the Council of the Leading Nations, which came into force on this day.

1938: Poland reiterates its authority over Teschen. After World War I this affluent area was divided between Poland and Czechoslovakia. There was a strain in the relations between the two countries regarding the rights over this area.

1959: Aarti Saha of India swam across the ‘English Channel’. She became the first woman in Asia to do so. Due to the gushing waves and icy waters, it was a difficult challenge to swim across this huge water body and it is called ‘Mount Everest of Swimming’. Aarti successfully completed this dangerous journey at the age of 19.

1961: The birth of Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia. Born in Wales, Julia became Prime Minister of Australia in 2010.

1962: Birla Planetarium opened in Calcutta.

1970: Union Carbide set up the first water treatment facility at its Chemicals and Plastics plant in Bombay. The treated sewage water was to be used for industrial purposes.

1977: India and Bangladesh sign a treaty on the sharing of Ganga river water.

1988: Two and a half years after the Challenger crash, the US successfully launches its first manned spacecraft.

2016: India claimed to have attacked the hideouts of terrorists hiding around the border in the process of infiltration by conducting surgical strikes against Pakistan. Pakistan denied India’s claim.

2020: Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the Emir (ruler) of Kuwait, has died at the age of 91. He became Emir of Kuwait in 2006.



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