A Political Chronology of Central, South, and East Asia by Ian Preston PDF

By Ian Preston

ISBN-10: 1857431146

ISBN-13: 9781857431148

Profiles the foremost political occasions within the histories of the international locations of relevant, South and East Asia

* somebody chronology for every kingdom of the region
* offers a concise profile of occasions from early historical past as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to featuring higher element on more moderen occasions

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28 November 1981: President Sattar appointed a 42-member Council of Ministers, taking the Defence and Planning portfolios himself. 1982–1983: Violence in Assam and other areas of north-east India against Bengali residents, especially immigrants from Bangladesh, resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives; the Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, later erected a border fence to prevent illegal immigration from Bangladesh into Assam. 1 January 1982: President Sattar set up a National Security Council to explore how the armed forces could contribute to the nation’s development; the body replaced the National Defence Council.

7 February 1976: It was officially confirmed that Hua Kuo-feng, a Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Security, had been appointed acting Premier. 12 February 1976: Posters denouncing Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-p’ing (Deng Xiaoping), who had been expected to succeed Chou En-lai, appeared in Beijing. 7 April 1976: Teng Hsiao-p’ing was dismissed from all his party and government posts. Hua Kuo-feng was confirmed by the Communist Party’s Politburo as Premier and first Vice-Chairman of the Party’s Central Committee.

31 August 1997: The BNP walked out of the Jatiya Sangsad and instigated a boycott of parliamentary proceedings. 1 September 1997: The Government formally opened the country’s border to traders from Nepal. 22 and 25 Sept: The opposition organized general strikes. 2 December 1997: The Government signed a peace treaty with the separatist Shanti Bahini rebels from the Chittagong Hill Tracts. 15 January 1998: The Prime Ministers of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan attended a trilateral commercial ‘summit’ meeting in Dhaka.

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