Operation Blue Star-37th anniversary
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- Recently, the 37th anniversary of Operation blue star was observed.
- The 1984 Operation blue star was the most important internal security mission ever undertaken by the Indian Army.
- The Indian military entered into the premises of the Golden Temple to drive out the Sikh extremist religionist , Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers.
- It was administered between June 1 and June 8, 1984, in Amritsar.
Operation blue star was divided into two parts:
- Operation Metal: it had been limited to Golden Temple but it also led to Operation Shop - the capturing of suspects from the outskirts of Punjab.
- Operation Woodrose was launched throughout Punjab. The operation was administered by the Indian Army, using tanks, artillery, helicopters and armoured vehicles.
- Operation blue star took birth after the increase of the Khalistan movement in India.
- The Khalistan movement was a political Sikh nationalist movement that aimed toward creating an independent state for Sikhs inside the present North-Western Republic of India.
- Operation blue star was Indira Gandhi's solution to take care of the law and order situation in Punjab.
- Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, ordered the operation to get rid of Sikh militants who were accumulating weapons within the Harmandir Sahib Complex (Golden Temple).
- Prime Minister Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards after Operation Bluestar, triggering an extra wave of retaliation.