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Events in the year 1972 in the Republic of India.
- 21 January - Manipur gets statehood.
- 19 March - India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty, after the withdrawal of the Indian troops.
- 2 July - Following Pakistan's surrender to India in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, both nations sign the historic bilateral Simla Agreement, agreeing to settle their disputes peacefully.
- 10 July - A stampede of elephants kills 24 people in the Chandka Forest.