List of National Emergencies in India
India has declared a national emergency 3 times since independence. These were-
- 1962 to 1968- India declared a national emergency for the first time during the Indo-China war. During the war, “the security of India” was declared as being “threatened by external aggression”.
- 1971- At the time of war with Pakistan, Dr. V.V. Giri, who was the president of India declared a national emergency.
- 1975 to 1977- The national emergency was declared for the third time by Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. The emergency was declared on the basis of ‘internal disturbance’ that resulted because of the controversial circumstances. These circumstances were the result of political instability.