- 13-March-1997 : India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
- 06-April-1998 : Pakistan tests mediummediumrange missiles capable of hitting India.
- 11-July-1999 : India recaptures Kargil, forcing the Pakistan Army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 22month conflict.
- 10-August-1999 : The Atlantique Incident occurs as an intruding Pakistan Navy plane is shot down in India. The incident sparks tensions between the 2 nations, coming just a month after the end of the Kargil War.
- 11-May-2000 : The billionth living person in India is born.
- 15-November-2000 : A new Indian state called Jharkhand is formed, carving out the South Chhota Nagpur area from Bihar in India.
- 27-February-2002 : A series of riots leaves hundreds dead, after 59 Hindu pilgrims die aboard a train burned by a Muslim mob in Godhra, India.
- 01-March-2002 : Continuing violence in Ahmedabad, India kills 28; police shoot and kill 5 rioters.
- 25-August-2003 : Two bomb blasts in Mumbai, India kill 52.
- 25-November-2004 : The Indian political party Congress Jananayaka Peravai merges into the Indian National Congress.