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The Times of India, January 29, 1966—Indira Gandhi set to become India’s 5th Prime Minister and only female PM to date

The Times of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Headlines from the term of India’s second longest serving Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) 

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The Times of India, July 20, 1969—India’s top 14 banks nationalised; Prime Minister Indira Gandhi pronounced it “A vital step”
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The Statesman, December 4, 1971—On December 3, 1971 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares full-scale war by air, land and sea in response to aggression by Pakistan against Indian airfields
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The Hindustan Times, December 17, 1971—Two weeks after the 1971 India-Pakistan war begins, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi dismembers Pakistan; the new country of Bangladesh is born and the Indian PM offers a ceasefire
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The Statesman, December 18, 1971—The next day, Pakistan accepts the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s ceasefire terms and the 1971 India-Pakistan war ends. A victorious India accepts Pakistan’s humiliating surrender in the east
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The Sunday Amrita Bazar Patrika, April 20, 1975—Prime Minister Indira Gandhi takes India into the Space Age with the launch of the first Indian satellite Aryabhatta
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The Times of India, November 1, 1984—India’s 5th and second-longest serving Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated