India comes under direct British rule after an unsuccessful rebellion in north India.
British rule concludes and the sub-continent is divided into two states: a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan.
An economic reform program begins in order to open the Indian economy to global trade and investment.
The United States imposes economic sanctions on India after India conducts underground nuclear tests.
India launches its largest-ever rural job scheme, which aims to lift around 60 million families out of poverty.
India and Pakistan sign an agreement to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
India signs a $700 million deal with Russia, in which Russia will supply uranium to India.
India displaces China as the world's largest importer of arms.