Operation Vijay ! The liberation of Goa

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    The Invasion of Goa also known as the Liberation of Goa[1] or Portuguese-Indian War, codenamed Operation Vijay by the Government of India, was the Indian armed forces action that ended Portuguese rule in its Indian enclaves in 1961. The armed action, involving air, sea and land strikes for over 36 hours, ended 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule in Goa. 14 Indians and 31 Portuguese were killed in the fighting. The brief war drew a mixture of worldwide praise and condemnation. In India, the action was seen as a liberation while Portugal viewed it as aggression.

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    The Liberation of Goa: 1961
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    The liberation of goa: 1961

    The Liberation of Goa: 1961 by Jagan Pillarisetti (www.bharat-rakshak.com)

     
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