1998 in India - Events - October To December

October To December

  • 18 October – Pakistan and India end their first peace talks in a year with agreement to meet again next February in New Delhi.
  • 6 November – The first talks between India and Pakistan since 1992 over the disputed Siachen glacier end when Pakistan rejects an Indian proposal for a ceasefire.
  • 26 November – A passenger train rams into another train in the northern Indian state of Punjab, killing at least 201 people.
  • 29 November – The BJP pays a heavy price for its failure to halt a surge in the price of food items, especially onions, losing local elections to the main opposition Congress party in the key Hindi heartland states of Delhi and Rajasthan and failing to wrest control of the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • 30 December – Defence Minister George Fernandes sacks Naval Chief Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, triggering controversy.

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