Major South Asian Events of 1984
- Operation Blue Star - Hundreds slain as Indian Army occupies Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Akal Takht after attack
- Indira Gandhi assassinated by two Sikh bodyguards; 1,000 killed in anti-Sikh riots; son Rajiv succeeds her to become Prime Minister.
- Toxic gas leaks from Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, killing 6,500 and injuring 20,000. This is considered to be the world's worst industrial accident.
Union Carbid Ad
- General Rahimuddin Khan becomes the first man in Pakistan's history to rule over 2 of its provinces, after becoming interim Governor of Sindh.
- Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma becomes the first Indian to be launched into space. He flies aboard the Soyuz T-11.
- India launches Operation Meghdoot, as most of the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir comes under Indian control.
- The Tamil Tigers begin the purge of the Sinhalese from North and East Sri Lanka; 127 are killed.
- Doordarshan (Delhi) begins broadcast on its second channel
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