Operation Polo - 75th anniversary
September 18 , 2023
- India celebrated the 75th anniversary of Operation Polo on September 13, 2023.
- On this day in 1948, the Indian Army launched military action to integrate the princely state of Hyderabad.
- The military offensive in Hyderabad state was termed as ‘Police Action’ at the time by the then home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
- The Hyderabad Nizam’s forces surrendered to the Indian Army by September 18.