The Mahraja of Kashmir, Hari Singh Dogra, was initially trying to preserve the integrity of Kashmir, and therefore did not accede to either dominion.But immediately after the announcement of Gurdaspur, he physically positioned himself in the Indian capital.On the morning of 27 October, Indian troops were airlifted into Srinagar.Recent research, from British sources, has indicated that Hari Singh did not reach Jammu until the evening of 26 October and that, due to poor flying conditions, V P Menon was unable to get to Jammu until the morning of 27 October , by which time Indian troops were already arriving in Srinagar.You are wrong in believing that you can protect me from harm.God is my protector.' Gandhi had been busy since the early morning.Today, after 60 years, India has reached new heights in various fields, and following 60 defining moments depicted below, tels us how we did it.At the stroke of midnight on August 14, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first PM, stood in the Constituent Assembly and cried freedom.
At Rajghat, a few hundred feet from the river, a fresh pyre had been built of stone, brick, and earth. Long, thin sandalwood logs sprinkled with incense were stacked on it. After the morning prayer he put the final touches to the new constitution for Congress which he had been unable to finish the previous night.
Exactly when Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession has been hotly debated for over 50 years.
Official Indian accounts state that in the early hours of the morning of 26 October, Hari Singh fled from Srinagar, arriving in Jammu later in the day, where he was met by V P Menon, representative of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and signed the Instrument of Accession.
The raging Hindu-Muslim riots stopped immediately after and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his deputy Vallabhbhai Patel were forced to make peace.
By the holy waters of the Yamuna, near New Delhi, almost a million people waited in the sun for the funeral procession to reach the cremation grounds.