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Summary.     Click for More > Attackers set train ablaze. 55 killed Communal riots sweep Gujarat Troops try to stop bloodshed Ayodhya Hindus march peacefully Leading separatist killed Vajpayee rallies troops Militants attack Indian police   Foreign nationals urged to leave  Citizens and some diplomats from the US, Britain, New Zealand and Australia have been advised to return home Vajpayee proposes joint Kashmir patrol   Pakistan downs Indian spy plane  The army says it has shot down an unmanned spy plane near the Pakistani city of Lahore Militants kill 27 9 dead in attack 100 feared dead in rail tragedy  A passenger train derailed in a remote region of northeastern India sending at least one car plunging into a river Gunmen storm Hindu temple  Gunmen have killed at least 23 people at the Swaminarayan Temple in the state capital, Gandhinagar 3,000 soldiers sent to stem violence Strike, revenge fears grip India Bus ambush mars poll Bomb explodes on bus 3 Killed, 27 Injured in Bus Blast Putin visits India Ruling party wins poll Parliament gunmen sentenced to death
  Musharraf declares war on extremism
Jan.12   Pakistan
  President pledged to punish hard anyone responsible for extremism in Kashmir or involved in religious intolerance
Feb.27   Gujarat
Feb.28   Gujarat
Mar.1   Gujarat
Mar.15  
May.21   Kashmir
May.22   Kashmir
May.29   Kashmir
May.31  
Jun.4   Kazakhstan
Jun.7   Lahore
Jul.13   Kashmir
Aug.5   Kashmir
Sep.9   Bihar
Sep.24   Gujarat
Sep.25   Gujarat
Sep.26  
Sep.30   Kashmir
Oct.1   Kashmir
Dec.2   Mumbai
Dec.4   New Delhi
Dec.15   Gujarat
Dec.17   New Delhi





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January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Kashmir  Troops exchanged mortar fire
Jan.12   Pakistan  
  President pledged to punish hard anyone responsible for extremism in Kashmir or involved in religious intolerance
Jan.17  Kashmir  Crisis eases amid peace drive

February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.27   Gujarat   Attackers set train ablaze. 55 killed  A stone-throwing mob stopped the Sabarmati Express carrying hardline Hindu activists and set several coaches on fire Feb.28   Gujarat   Communal riots sweep Gujarat
  40 people have been killed - including six shot by police. Hindu activists took revenge on Muslims  Gujarat  Army sent in to quell riots  Gujarat  27 Muslims burned to death

March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Gujarat   Troops try to stop bloodshed  Hundreds of troops have been deployed across state of Gujarat in an attempt to quell the outbreak of Hindu-Muslim bloodshed  Gujarat  Key arrest as violence rages  Gujarat  Army acts to quell riots Mar.15     Ayodhya Hindus march peacefully   Hardlines have held a peaceful ceremony. Massive security operation forestalled a feared eruption in religious violence Mar.16  Gujarat  Clashes force new curfew

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.13  Kashmir  Nearly 30 dead in attack May.18  Kashmir  Row over Kashmir attack deepens May.21   Kashmir   Leading separatist killed  Abdul Ghani Lone, a leader of Indian-administered Kashmir's main separatist alliance, shot dead as Prime Minister Vajpayee landed   Kashmir Strike as Indian PM visits May.22   Kashmir   Vajpayee rallies troops
  Prime Minister has told front line troops to prepare for a 'decisive battle' against Islamic insurgents   Pakistan Nuclear rivals talk tough over Kashmir   Kashmir Vajpayee consults army amid war fears May.27   Pakistan Musharraf: Pakistan does not want war May.28   New Delhi India hits back over 'dangerous' speech May.29   Kashmir   Militants attack Indian police  Islamic separatist militants have stormed a police base, killing at least 3 officers May.31       Foreign nationals urged to leave
  Citizens and some diplomats from the US, Britain, New Zealand and Australia have been advised to return home
  Kashmir Shelling and attacks go on

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Pakistan Musharraf: Nuclear war unthinkable
  India rules out Musharraf meeting Jun.2   Russia Russia pushes for Kashmir talks Jun.4   Washington US launches Kashmir peace mission   Kazakhstan   Vajpayee proposes joint Kashmir patrol  Indian Prime Minister has proposed that India should jointly monitor the Line of Control with longtime rival Pakistan Jun.5  Pakistan  Pakistan spurns joint patrol plan Jun.7   New Delhi US envoy upbeat on Kashmir   Lahore     Pakistan downs Indian spy plane
  The army says it has shot down an unmanned spy plane near the Pakistani city of Lahore
  New Delhi India admits spy plane downed Jun.8   Pakistan Pakistan protests over spy plane   Pakistan Pakistan: 'Ice broken' on Kashmir Jun.10   India lifts Pakistan flight ban Jun.11  New Delhi  Rumsfeld launches Kashmir peace bid Jun.12   New Delhi 'Indications' of al Qaeda in Kashmir  Pakistan  Pakistan: No al Qaeda in Kashmir Jun.14  Kashmir  Civilians killed in renewed shelling Jun.19    War threat recedes Jun.20  Kashmir  Kashmir incursions 'nearly over' Jun.28  Kashmir  Rebels vow to continue attacks Jun.30  New Delhi  PM names new deputy

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  United Kingdom  UK ministers seek Kashmir role Jul.13   Kashmir   Militants kill 27
  4 militants entered the neighborhood of Rajeevnagar in Jammu City and opened fire, killing 20 people and wounding 30 Jul.14   Kashmir Manhunt after deadly attack
Jul.15  New Delhi  Response preparing to Kashmir massacre Jul.16  New Delhi  India demands tough Pakistani action Jul.17  Kashmir  Explosion rips through Jul.18   New Delhi 'Missile man' claims presidency  Kashmir  Firefight at mosque Jul.21    Floods affect 50,000 Jul.27   Southern India Over 50 feared dead in boat tragedy

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Kashmir  Clashes claim 20 lives Aug.2  Kashmir  Election date set Aug.3  Kashmir  4 soldiers killed in heavy shelling Aug.5   Kashmir   9 dead in attack
  Militants have attacked a group of Hindu pilgrims. In a gun battle with Indian security forces, a militant was killed Aug.11  Kashmir  Ten die in clashes Aug.12  Gujarat  Indian president tours strife-torn state Aug.13    India plans moon mission 'by 2007'  North East India  Gunmen kill 15 in bus ambush  Kashmir  One dead in grenade attack Aug.14  New Delhi  Pakistan accused of double standards Aug.15   Monsoon floods force millions to flee
Aug.20  North East India  Rebel ambush kills 19 soldiers Aug.23   Kashmir Pakistan accuses India of attack Aug.24   Kashmir 12 killed by militants Aug.26    Forest bandit nabs former minister Aug.28  Central India  Bhopal charges stay, court rules Aug.29  Kashmir  Separatists 'ready for talks'

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3    18 babies died at state-run hospital Sep.9  Seychelles  Knifeman overpowered on flight   Bihar   100 feared dead in rail tragedy
  A passenger train derailed in a remote region of northeastern India sending at least one car plunging into a river
Sep.10    Dispute over cause of rail tragedy Sep.11  Kashmir  Law minister gunned down Sep.12  Pakistan  Musharraf: India stockpiling weapons Sep.13  Kashmir  Riots ahead of poll  UN  India blames Pakistan for fueling terror Sep.15   Kashmir Minister escaped bid on her life Sep.17  Kashmir  Voters defy violence Sep.20  Kashmir  Grenade attack on minister's house Sep.21  Kashmir  Siege at Kashmir police camp Sep.23  Kashmir  Poll day violence intensifies Sep.24   Gujarat   Gunmen storm Hindu temple
  Gunmen have killed at least 23 people at the Swaminarayan Temple in the state capital, Gandhinagar
  Kashmir Police gain control of battle site   Gujarat Indian commandos storm Hindu temple   New Delhi India blames Pakistan for temple attack Sep.25   Gujarat   3,000 soldiers sent to stem violence  The Indian army is trying to prevent a reaction after Islamic militants killed more than 30 people in a Hindu temple    Vajpayee: We will take action   Gujarat Troops move in after temple raid Sep.26       Strike, revenge fears grip India  A peaceful nationwide strike grips India on a day of protests. Police used water cannons to disperse thousands of people Sep.27  Gujarat  India probes temple massacre Sep.28    16 die in station stampede Sep.30  Kashmir  Poll moves to militant heartland   Kashmir   Bus ambush mars poll  6 people were killed and 12 wounded in the attack. 50,000 Indian paramilitary forces summoned to Jammu and Kashmir    Transport planes collide

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Vatican  Mother Teresa on road to sainthood   Kashmir   Bomb explodes on bus  A timer device has set off a bomb, killing at least one person and wounding 18 others Oct.3  Kashmir  Fierce gunbattles taint poll Oct.4    India follows Pakistan with missile test Oct.7  Kashmir  Bloodshed as polls resume Oct.10  Kashmir  Major upsets to ruling party in poll Oct.14    Many missing in boat accident Oct.16    India to pull troops from Pakistan border Oct.21  England  Britain pushes India military jet sale Oct.24    India begins border troop pullback

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Kashmir  12 militants killed

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Mumbai   3 Killed, 27 Injured in Bus Blast
  The blast took place in the suburb of Ghatkopar, where the bus was parked near a railway station Dec.4   New Delhi     Putin visits India  The leaders have made terrorism 'enemy No. 1' and discussed ways to reinvigorate economic ties Dec.6  Mumbai  Blast rocks McDonald's Dec.13  New Delhi  India remembers parliament attack Dec.15   Gujarat   Ruling party wins poll  The ruling Hindu nationalist party is recording a sweeping victory in the violence wracked state of Gujarat Dec.16  New Delhi  Four guilty in parliament raid Dec.17   New Delhi   Parliament gunmen sentenced to death  An anti-terrorism court has sentenced to death 3 men convicted of an attack on parliament last year Dec.20  Kashmir  Women killed over 'dress code'  Vatican  Mother Teresa to be beatified    Train derails, 10 died Dec.23  New Delhi  Prime Minister launches metro Dec.29  New Delhi  India: Pakistan becoming terror hub


Troops try to stop bloodshed  Hundreds of troops have been deployed across state of Gujarat in an attempt to quell the outbreak of Hindu-Muslim bloodshed Vajpayee rallies troops  Prime Minister has told front line troops to prepare for a 'decisive battle' against Islamic insurgents Nuclear rivals talk tough over Kashmir Vajpayee consults army amid war fears Musharraf: Pakistan does not want war Militants attack Indian police  Islamic separatist militants have stormed a police base, killing at least 3 officers Shelling and attacks go on Musharraf: Nuclear war unthinkable Russia pushes for Kashmir talks US launches Kashmir peace mission Vajpayee proposes joint Kashmir patrol  Indian Prime Minister has proposed that India should jointly monitor the Line of Control with longtime rival Pakistan US envoy upbeat on Kashmir   Pakistan downs Indian spy plane




India, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.2  Kashmir  Troops exchanged mortar fire
Jan.17  Kashmir  Crisis eases amid peace drive
Feb.28  Gujarat  Army sent in to quell riots
Mar.1   Gujarat
Mar.1  Gujarat  Army acts to quell riots
May.22   Kashmir
May.22   Pakistan
May.22   Kashmir
May.27   Pakistan
May.29   Kashmir
May.31   Kashmir
Jun.1   Pakistan
Jun.2   Russia
Jun.4   Washington
Jun.4   Kazakhstan
Jun.5  Pakistan  Pakistan spurns joint patrol plan
Jun.7   New Delhi
Jun.7   Lahore
  The army says it has shot down an unmanned spy plane near the Pakistani city of Lahore
Jun.7   New Delhi India admits spy plane downed
Jun.8   Pakistan Pakistan: 'Ice broken' on Kashmir Jun.12   New Delhi 'Indications' of al Qaeda in Kashmir Jun.12  Pakistan  Pakistan: No al Qaeda in Kashmir Jun.14  Kashmir  Civilians killed in renewed shelling Jun.19    War threat recedes Jun.20  Kashmir  Kashmir incursions 'nearly over' Jun.28  Kashmir  Rebels vow to continue attacks Jul.3  United Kingdom  UK ministers seek Kashmir role Aug.1  Kashmir  Clashes claim 20 lives Aug.3  Kashmir  4 soldiers killed in heavy shelling Aug.11  Kashmir  Ten die in clashes Aug.13  North East India  Gunmen kill 15 in bus ambush Aug.20  North East India  Rebel ambush kills 19 soldiers Aug.23   Kashmir Pakistan accuses India of attack Aug.24   Kashmir 12 killed by militants Aug.29  Kashmir  Separatists 'ready for talks' Sep.12  Pakistan  Musharraf: India stockpiling weapons Sep.21  Kashmir  Siege at Kashmir police camp Sep.23  Kashmir  Poll day violence intensifies Sep.24   Kashmir Police gain control of battle site Sep.24   Gujarat Indian commandos storm Hindu temple Sep.25   Gujarat 3,000 soldiers sent to stem violence  The Indian army is trying to prevent a reaction after Islamic militants killed more than 30 people in a Hindu temple Sep.25   Gujarat Troops move in after temple raid Sep.30    Transport planes collide Oct.3  Kashmir  Fierce gunbattles taint poll Oct.4    India follows Pakistan with missile test Oct.16    India to pull troops from Pakistan border Oct.21  England  Britain pushes India military jet sale Oct.24    India begins border troop pullback Nov.2  Kashmir  12 militants killed



India, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002 Jul.21    Floods affect 50,000 Jul.27   Southern India Over 50 feared dead in boat tragedy
Aug.15   Monsoon floods force millions to flee Aug.28  Central India  Bhopal charges stay, court rules Sep.3    18 babies died at state-run hospital Sep.9   Bihar 100 feared dead in rail tragedy
  A passenger train derailed in a remote region of northeastern India sending at least one car plunging into a river
Sep.10    Dispute over cause of rail tragedy Sep.28    16 die in station stampede Sep.30    Transport planes collide Oct.14    Many missing in boat accident Dec.20    Train derails, 10 died



India, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.10   India lifts Pakistan flight ban Oct.21  England  Britain pushes India military jet sale Dec.23  New Delhi  Prime Minister launches metro



India, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.12   Pakistan   Musharraf declares war on extremism
  President pledged to punish hard anyone responsible for extremism in Kashmir or involved in religious intolerance
Feb.27   Gujarat Attackers set train ablaze. 55 killed  A stone-throwing mob stopped the Sabarmati Express carrying hardline Hindu activists and set several coaches on fire Feb.28   Gujarat Communal riots sweep Gujarat
  40 people have been killed - including six shot by police. Hindu activists took revenge on Muslims Feb.28  Gujarat  27 Muslims burned to death Mar.1  Gujarat  Key arrest as violence rages Mar.16  Gujarat  Clashes force new curfew May.13  Kashmir  Nearly 30 dead in attack May.21   Kashmir Leading separatist killed  Abdul Ghani Lone, a leader of Indian-administered Kashmir's main separatist alliance, shot dead as Prime Minister Vajpayee landed Jul.13   Kashmir Militants kill 27
  4 militants entered the neighborhood of Rajeevnagar in Jammu City and opened fire, killing 20 people and wounding 30 Jul.14   Kashmir Manhunt after deadly attack Jul.17  Kashmir  Explosion rips through Jul.18  Kashmir  Firefight at mosque Aug.5   Kashmir 9 dead in attack  Militants have attacked a group of Hindu pilgrims. In a gun battle with Indian security forces, a militant was killed Aug.13  North East India  Gunmen kill 15 in bus ambush Aug.13  Kashmir  One dead in grenade attack Aug.26    Forest bandit nabs former minister Aug.28  Central India  Bhopal charges stay, court rules Sep.9  Seychelles  Knifeman overpowered on flight Sep.11  Kashmir  Law minister gunned down Sep.13  Kashmir  Riots ahead of poll Sep.15   Kashmir Minister escaped bid on her life Sep.20  Kashmir  Grenade attack on minister's house Sep.24   Gujarat Gunmen storm Hindu temple
  Gunmen have killed at least 23 people at the Swaminarayan Temple in the state capital, Gandhinagar
Sep.27  Gujarat  India probes temple massacre Sep.30   Kashmir Bus ambush mars poll  6 people were killed and 12 wounded in the attack. 50,000 Indian paramilitary forces summoned to Jammu and Kashmir Oct.1   Kashmir Bomb explodes on bus  A timer device has set off a bomb, killing at least one person and wounding 18 others Oct.7  Kashmir  Bloodshed as polls resume Dec.2   Mumbai 3 Killed, 27 Injured in Bus Blast
  The blast took place in the suburb of Ghatkopar, where the bus was parked near a railway station Dec.6  Mumbai  Blast rocks McDonald's Dec.16  New Delhi  Four guilty in parliament raid Dec.17   New Delhi Parliament gunmen sentenced to death  An anti-terrorism court has sentenced to death 3 men convicted of an attack on parliament last year Dec.20  Kashmir  Women killed over 'dress code' Dec.29  New Delhi  India: Pakistan becoming terror hub



India, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.15   Ayodhya Hindus march peacefully   Hardlines have held a peaceful ceremony. Massive security operation forestalled a feared eruption in religious violence May.18  Kashmir  Row over Kashmir attack deepens May.21   Kashmir Strike as Indian PM visits May.28   New Delhi India hits back over 'dangerous' speech May.31     Foreign nationals urged to leave
  Citizens and some diplomats from the US, Britain, New Zealand and Australia have been advised to return home
Jun.1   India rules out Musharraf meeting Jun.2   Russia Russia pushes for Kashmir talks Jun.4   Washington US launches Kashmir peace mission Jun.7   New Delhi US envoy upbeat on Kashmir Jun.8   Pakistan Pakistan protests over spy plane Jun.11  New Delhi  Rumsfeld launches Kashmir peace bid Jun.30  New Delhi  PM names new deputy Jul.3  United Kingdom  UK ministers seek Kashmir role Jul.15  New Delhi  Response preparing to Kashmir massacre Jul.16  New Delhi  India demands tough Pakistani action Jul.18   New Delhi 'Missile man' claims presidency Aug.2  Kashmir  Election date set Aug.12  Gujarat  Indian president tours strife-torn state Aug.13    India plans moon mission 'by 2007' Aug.14  New Delhi  Pakistan accused of double standards Sep.13  UN  India blames Pakistan for fueling terror Sep.17  Kashmir  Voters defy violence Sep.24   New Delhi India blames Pakistan for temple attack Sep.25    Vajpayee: We will take action Sep.26     Strike, revenge fears grip India  A peaceful nationwide strike grips India on a day of protests. Police used water cannons to disperse thousands of people Sep.30  Kashmir  Poll moves to militant heartland Oct.1  Vatican  Mother Teresa on road to sainthood Oct.3  Kashmir  Fierce gunbattles taint poll Oct.7  Kashmir  Bloodshed as polls resume Oct.10  Kashmir  Major upsets to ruling party in poll Dec.4   New Delhi   Putin visits India  The leaders have made terrorism 'enemy No. 1' and discussed ways to reinvigorate economic ties Dec.13  New Delhi  India remembers parliament attack Dec.15   Gujarat Ruling party wins poll  The ruling Hindu nationalist party is recording a sweeping victory in the violence wracked state of Gujarat Dec.20  Vatican  Mother Teresa to be beatified