India

Indira Gandhi - The Emergency - 1975

August 10, 1975 – One Year After Nixon – Thirty Years Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki – India: The Emergency.

August 10, 1975 – a day of anniversaries and upheaval. In Washington, it was the one-year anniversary since President Nixon resigned from Office amid the Watergate scandal and the installation of Gerald Ford to the office; the country was still recovering. It was thirty years since the American bombings of...

Prime Minister Nehru - 1948

January 30, 1948 – Nehru Announces The Death Of Gandhi – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As the world was slowly absorbing the news that India’s spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi was cut down by an assassins bullets, Prime Minister Nehru had the overwhelming task of delivering the news to the Indian people. This was a shortwave broadcast, beamed throughout the world by All-India...

January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

India at war with China and Pakistan - 1962

November 18, 1962 – B.K. Nehru – India And China At War – India And Pakistan On The Brink Of War – Full Plates Of Conflict

Become a Patron! In this panel interview for the Meet The Press program from November 18, 1962, Indian Ambassador to the U.S. B.K. Nehru (cousin of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru) discusses the current series of crises India was facing with wars on potentially two fronts; a war with China over...

Indo-Pakistan War 1965

September 17, 1965 – UN Secretary General U-Thant On The Indo-Pakistan War – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribe for exclusive offers: Become a Patron! September 17, 1965 – In what began as a series of skirmishes between India and Pakistan in April, developed into a full-blown war by the beginning of September. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April...

Jerusalem wedding Hall

May 25, 2001 – A Building Collapse In Jerusalem; For Once, No Terrorism- Bob Dylan At 60

May 25, 2001 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 25, 2001 – The collapse of a wedding hall during festivities in Jerusalem brought the instant assumption of a terrorist bombing. But after a few minutes, it was determined the Versailles Wedding Hall, hosting a...

India- China border War - Nov. 1962

November 22, 1962 – Showdown On Tax Reform – Taking A Breather In The India-China War

November 22, 1962 – NBC Radio News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 22, 1962 – A busy Thanksgiving Day in 1962. On Capitol Hill, an uproar over the new Tax Reform package and fears it may be shot down. Congressional leaders were putting the brakes...