Annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Conflict in Portuguese India 1954-1961.

The Annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (also referred to as Liberation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli or Invasion of Dadra )when those territories passed from the Portuguese rule to the Indian Union rule in 1954.
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Los enclaves interiores de Dadrá y Nagar Haveli eran dependencias del territorio de Damão pero fueron ocupados por la Unión India el 2 de Agosto de 1954 .

Los enclaves interiores de Dadrá y Nagar Haveli eran dependencias del territorio de Damão pero fueron ocupados por la Unión India el 2 de Agosto de 1954 .

After India attained independence in 1947, some residents, with the help of volunteers of organisations such as the United Front of Goans (UFG), the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Azad Gomantak Dal occupied Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1954 and displaced Portuguese rule. The territories were subsequently merged into the Indian Union in 1961.

After India attained independence in 1947, some residents, with the help of volunteers of organisations such as the United Front of Goans (UFG), the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Azad Gomantak Dal occupied Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1954 and displaced Portuguese rule. The territories were subsequently merged into the Indian Union in 1961.

Guarda portuguesa em uma das fronteiras entre Goa e Índia, controlando  manifestantes. E, tropa portuguesa no quartel-general de Goa. 1954.

Guarda portuguesa em uma das fronteiras entre Goa e Índia, controlando manifestantes. E, tropa portuguesa no quartel-general de Goa. 1954.

Manifestantes vindos da Índia para libertar Goa do controle Português, aproximando-se do lado  indiano da fronteira. E, posto de fronteira na estrada Karwar, vigiado por tropas portuguesas. 1954.

Manifestantes vindos da Índia para libertar Goa do controle Português, aproximando-se do lado indiano da fronteira. E, posto de fronteira na estrada Karwar, vigiado por tropas portuguesas. 1954.

Monumento aos mortos de Silvassá - Dadrá (22Jul1954).

Monumento aos mortos de Silvassá - Dadrá (22Jul1954).

"Freedom Fighters" of the AGD, from Portuguese State of India.

"Freedom Fighters" of the AGD, from Portuguese State of India.

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli", 1957.

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli",

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli", 1957.

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli",

Commandos of the Azad Gomantak Dal. They operated in  Dadra, against Indo-Portuguese authority in the 1950's.

Commandos of the Azad Gomantak Dal. They operated in Dadra, against Indo-Portuguese authority in the

In early 1954, volunteers Raja Wakankar and Nana Kajrekar of the RSS visited the area round about Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman several times to study the topography and also to get acquainted with locals who wanted to switch from being a Portuguese colony to being an Indian union territory. In April 1954, the RSS formed a coalition with the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), and the Azad Gomantak Dal (AGD) for the annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli into the Republic of…

In early 1954, volunteers Raja Wakankar and Nana Kajrekar of the RSS visited the area round about Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman several times to study the topography and also to get acquainted with locals who wanted to switch from being a Portuguese colony to being an Indian union territory. In April 1954, the RSS formed a coalition with the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), and the Azad Gomantak Dal (AGD) for the annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli into the Republic of…


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