Sunday, May 11, 2008

Borim Bridge 1961

After several years of failed negotiations and deteriorating relations between the Portuguese and Indian governments over the status of Goa, the Indian Armed Forces launched a military operation to occupy the disputed territory. In the fighting that ensued, the Portuguese blew up a key strategic bridge over the Zuari river, linking Salcete with Ponda, in an attempt to delay the advance of Indian troops.

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