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Nation remembers former PM Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary

 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the late leader.
  • As prime minister, Gandhi was known for her political intransigency and unprecedented centralisation of power. 
  • She went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan, which resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh, as well as increasing India's influence to the point where it became the sole regional power of South Asia.