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India's Invasion of Goa

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru ordered the invasion of the Portuguese colony of Goa on December 17, 1961, meeting little resistance. There were moves to bring Goa into the fold of the Indian state, making the Konkani one of India's official languages. In 1987, Goa became India's 25th state. Despite these moves, Goa's role in India has been a source of considerable debate and tension.

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