Assassination of Indira Gandhi

1984 murder in New Delhi, India

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician and stateswoman who served as the 3rd Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 until her assassination on October 31 1984 in New Delhi. She was shot by her Sikh bodyguards in retaliation for Operation Blue Star, which was to remove pro-Khalistan militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.