1965 in India
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Timeline of Indian history
Events in the year 1965 in the Republic of India.
January to June
- 26 January - Hindi becomes the official language of India.
- 26 January - Anti-Hindi agitations break out in India because of which Hindi does not get "National Language" status and remains one of the 23 Official Languages of India.
- 24 February - English is adopted as an associate language in dealings between the Central government and the non Hindi speaking states.
- 20 March - First fighting in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 between West Pakistan and India only.
- 29 May - 1965 Dhanbad coal mine disaster- A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.
July to December
- 5 August - War begins between India and Pakistan.
- 2 September - Kashmir is declared an "Integral Part of India" and is not a "disputed territory", later responded by the Pakistani troops entering the Indian sector of Kashmir.
- 6 September - Indian troops invade Lahore.
- 6 September-22 September - A full-scale Indo-Pakistani war is fought over Kashmir, which ends after a UN Security Council calls for a ceasefire on 20 September.
- 8 September - India opens two additional fronts against Pakistan.
- 9 September - U.N. Secretary General U Thant negotiates with Pakistan President Ayub Khan.
- 16 September - China protests against Indian provocations in its border region.
- 18 September - Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin invites the leaders of India and Pakistan to meet in the Soviet Union to negotiate.
- 22 September - Radio Peking announces that Indian troops have dismantled their equipment on the Chinese side of the border.
- 24 September - Fighting resumes between Indian and Pakistani troops.
- 1 December - The Border Security Force is formed as a special force to guard the borders.
Full date unknown
- Femina Miss India held for the first time.
- 14 March - Aamir Khan, actor and film producer.
- 23 April - Jamling Tenzing Norgay, mountain climber.
- 2 July - Krishna Bhagavaan, actor.
- 2 September - Partho Sen-Gupta, independent film director and script writer.
- 1 November - Padmini Kolhapure, actress.
- 2 November - Shahrukh Khan, actor, film producer and television host.
- 30 November - Tashi Tenzing, mountain climber.
- 27 December - Salman Khan, actor.
Full date unknown
- 21 January - Geeta Bali, actress (b. 1930).
- 3 March - Amirbai Karnataki, actress and singer (b. c1906).