GK-Important Indian Military Operations




1.      Black Thunder Launched by DGP KPS Gill in 1988 to rid the Golden Temple of militants.
2.      Black Tornado An action by National Security Guards against the 26 Nov 2008 terrorists attacks in Mumbai.
3.      Blue Star Launched during the reign of Mrs. Indira Gandhi in Jun 1984 against the Sikh militants operating from Golden Temple.
4.      Brasstacks The operation was launched by the Indian Army in November 1986 to simulate a full-scale war on the western border.
5.      Cactus The operation was launched in Nov 1988 on call of Maldives President MA Gayoom, who was under threat of a coup from mercenaries. The three services of India launched the operation and captured the mercenaries.
6.      Dhangu Suraksha This refers to the operation launched in Jan 2016 to neutralise terrorists who attacked Pathankot air base in Punjab.
7.      Green Hunt The name given to Government’s paramilitary offensive against the naxals in the ‘Red Corridor’.
8.      Meghdoot An operation launched by the Indian Military to capture the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region in April 1984. The Indian troops finally gained control of the entire Siachen Glacier.
9.      Parakram The operation was launched after the 13 December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament. Thousands of Indian troops were deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border. The operation was the largest military exercise carried out by any Asian country
10.    Pawan It was the codename given to the operations by the Indian Peace Keeping Force to take control of Jaffna from the LTTE in late 1987.
11.    Safed Sagar It was the codename assigned to the Indian Air Force’s strike to support the Ground troops during Operation Vijay Kargil.
12.    Talwar This refers to the deployment of Naval Fleets in the North Arabian Sea during the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan.
13.    Trident (1971) This was a naval offensive operation launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. India celebrates its Navy Day annually on 4 December to mark this operation.
14.    Vajra Shakti Launched in Sep 2002 to evacuate Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat of terrorists.
15.    Vijay (1961) Launched in 1961 to liberate Goa from Portuguese control.
16.    Vijay (1999) Indian operation to push back the infiltrators from the Kargil Sector.

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