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Indian History Post Independence
Jawaharlal Nehru Years (1947 - 1964)
India began its "tryst with destiny" with Jawaharlal Nehru taking oath as India's first Prime Minister. On 26 January, 1950. India became a Republic. Nehru's tenure saw a war with Pakistan and one with China. His Fabian Socialist tenets resulted in India's social-democratic approach for the following decades. Nehru refused to actively align with either of the superpowers, and helped found the Non-aligned Movement. Under his tenure and later, India developed close economic ties with the Soviet Union. Nehru's Last years were plaged by a border war with China in 1962. Nehru died in 1964 due to stroke.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Years 1964-1966
Mostly famous due to Indo-Pak war in 1965 and the Tashkant summit afterwards.
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