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03 Dec
1971: Pakistan intensifies air raids on India

06 Apr
1975: 'Operation Babylift' lands in UK

21 Nov
1979: Mob destroys US embassy in Pakistan

03 Jan
1980: Afghan leader defends Soviet invasion

30 May
1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated

06 Jun
1984: Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar

03 May
1986: Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka

17 Feb
1987: Tamils strip off at Heathrow

21 Apr
1987: Tamil Tigers blamed for bus garage blast

02 Mar
1991: Sri Lankan hardliner among 19 killed in blast

25 Sep
1996: Taleban gains threaten Kabul

27 Sep
1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls

28 May
1998: World fury at Pakistan's nuclear tests

07 Oct
2001: US launches air strikes against Taleban

28 Oct
2001: Christians killed in Pakistan massacre


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