India Timeline

Events

British Rule

1858

In 1858, the British came to India for exploration and looted the many rich areas. They essentially took control of the weak government.

Mahatma Gandhi Launches Non-Violence Acts

Approx. 1921

End of British Rule

1947

Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated

1948

War with Pakistan over disputed land, Kashmir

1962

India Explodes First Nuclear Test Underground

1974

Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi Assassinated

1984

Gujurat Earthquake Kills Over 30,000

2001

Program Launched to Reduce Poverty Levels

2006

Narendra Modi Elected as Prime Minister

2014