Wikipedia:2002 in India
Year wise Notable Events
1851 First telegraph line in India is operational between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour.
1853 First train in India runs from Bombay to Thane.
1857 First war of Indian independence also called the Sepoy Mutiny by the British.
1881 The first complete census of population conducted on a uniform basis throughout India.
1885 Formation of Indian National Congress by A.O. Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, W.C. Bonnerjee and others.
Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon. Swadeshi Movement launched.
Indian Council Act popularly known as Minto Morley reforms allowing a limited increase in the involvement of Indians in governance passed.
Visit of King George V to India, Shifting of capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Jana Gana Mana first sung at Calcutta session of INC. Launch of first air mail in India & World from Bumraulli to Allahabad.
Government of India Act, 1919 introducing dyarchy, Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.
Khilafat movement, Launch of Non-cooperation movement.
Chauri Chaura outrage in UP, Suspension of Non-cooperation movement.
Visit of Simon Commission to India, Death of Lala Lajpat Rai
Resolution of complete independence at Lahore session of Indian National Congress.
Dandi March, Launch of the Civil Disobedience Movement.
Gandhi Irwin pact, execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
Government of India Act.
Quit India movement, Formation of Azad Hind Fauz.
Visit of Cripps Commission to India.
British Cabinet mission visited India.
Independence and partition of India.
Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, 1st Pak aggression
India became republic
1st Five year plan and 1st Asian Games in Delhi
1st General elections
Panchasheel signed by India and China
Reorganisation of Indian states on linguistic basis
Introduction of decimal system in currency
First television service started in India in New Delhi.
Liberation of Goa from the Portuguese
Death of Jawaharlal Nehru
Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Split in Indian National Congress and nationalisation of 14 banks. India's first Atomic Power Station Tarapur commences commercial operation.
Simla agreement signed between India and Pakistan
First nuclear test codenamed Smiling Buddha carried out at Pokhran (Rajasthan)(May 18).
First Indian satellite Aryabhatta launched, Imposition of Emergency in the country.
Congress loses power for the first time at the centre
Return of Congress to power, nationalisation of six more banks.
Colour television comes to India. IX Asian Games held in Delhi.
Death of Indira Gandhi.
Death of Rajiv Gandhi. Commencement of economic liberalisation in India.
Demolition of Babri Masjid.
Internet comes to India.
India’s second nuclear test codenamed Operation Shakti.
Kargil invasion by Pakistani troops.
India's population reaches 1 billion mark.
Earthquake in Gujarat (January), Attack on Indian Parliament (December).
Tsunami in Indian Ocean.
Launch of India's first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1.
Launch of Mars Orbiter Mission.