India's unpleasant experiences with Pakistan that took place on “26th date”

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As Prime Minister - designate Narendra Modi will take oath as the 15th PM of India on May 26, Monday at 6 pm, we bring some exclusive encounters that have taken place between India and Pakistan on "26th dates".

However, uncanny it may sound, but this is true that India has faced some unpleasant or to be appropriate "bloody" encounters with Pakistan on the same date- 26, in different years.

As Pak PM Nawaz Sharif has landed on the Indian soil to attend Modi's swearing- in ceremony in the capital New Delhi, we take a recap of some of the events dated on 26th.

This is the first time that Sharif has visited India after the Kargil war.

26th May, 1999: Indian Air Force launched "Operation Safed Sagar" in Kargil to give ground support to the Indian Army during Kargil war.

26th May 1999 was the day in history when Indian and Pakistani troops were fighting with each other at the Kargil border.

On 26th May, the IAF struck infiltrator positions with fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships.

26th July, 2008: Ahmadabad serial blasts

On 26th July, 2008, Ahmadabad waas rocked by 21 serial blasts within a span of 70 minutes. At least 56 people died and more than 200 were injured in the blasts, whose responsibility was claimed by the Indian Mujahidden (IM).

IM is known to have huge support from Pakistan in carrying out terror activities in India.

26th November, 2008: Mumbai terror atacks

26/11 terror attacks, that took place on Wednesday in 2008, are still fresh in the minds of all Indians, especially the survivors of Mumbai terror attacks are still in trauma.

The 12 attacks were carried out by 10 members of Lashkar-e-toiba, who entered the city through unguarded Arabian sea. The hostage drama was on till four days in which 164 people were killed and at least 308 were injured.

Seven Pakistani suspects, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, are facing trial after being charged with planning, financing and executing the Mumbai terror attacks.

Backing India's concerns over the slow pace of progress in the 26/11 case in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama in October 2013, asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif "why the trial of Mumbai attackers has not started".

26th May 2014: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif reaches India....PM who ruled Pakistan during Kargil War.....Hope this 26th date registers itself as one of the positive events between India- Pakistan bilateral relationships.

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