What is Marathwada Liberation Day?

Introduction Marathwada Liberation Day, also known as Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din is celebrated in Maharashtra on 17 September annually. It marks the anniversary of Marathwada’s integration with India when the Indian military, invaded State of Hyderabad, and defeated the Nizam on 17 September 1948, 13 months after Indian independence. Brief History India gained independence from… Read More

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What was Operation Polo?

Introduction Operation Polo was the code name of the Hyderabad “police action” in September 1948, by the then newly independent Dominion of India against Hyderabad State. What was It? It was a military operation in which the Indian Armed Forces invaded the Nizam-ruled princely state, annexing it into the Indian Union. Background At the time… Read More