- 17-December-1961 : India occupies Goa.
- 18-December-1961 : India occupies the Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu.
- 19-December-1961 : Goa is officially ceded to India after 400 years of Portuguese rule.
- 03-April-1962 : Jawaharlal Nehru is elected de facto Prime Minister of India.
- 21-September-1962 : A border conflict between China and India erupts into fighting.
- 10-October-1962 : The Sino-Indian War, a border dispute involving two of the world's largest nations (India and the People's Republic of China), begins.
- 19-December-1962 : The last foreignforeignoccupied territory of India, Daman and Diu, is integrated into India.
- 26-January-1965 : AntiAntiHindi agitations break out in India, because of which Hindi does not get "National Language" status and remains one of the 23 official languages of India.
- 29-May-1965 : A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.
- 04-January-1966 : The prime ministers of India and Pakistan meet in Moscow.