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In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, his younger brother, Raul Castro, announced on state television that his brother died at 10:29 p.m. on Friday night. Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 November 2016, 01:25:38 PM
In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

With a shaking voice, his younger brother, Raul Castro, announced on state television that his brother died at 10:29 p.m. on Friday night.

Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

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In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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The then Indian Interior Minister Zingh Zail and the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi welcome Cuban Head of State, Fidel Castro to the 7th Summit of Non-Aligned Countries in New Delhi. (Photo by Alain Nogues/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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Fidel Castro has met Indira Gandhi on his arrival at airport. (Getty Images)

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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Indira Gandhi, Fidel Casto, and the leaders of many other nations attend the Seventh Non-Aligned Summit in New Delhi. (Getty Images)

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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The portraits of Indira Ghandi and Fidel Castro in the wall of the church in the village of Staro Jelezare, Plovdiv, Bulgaria On August 1, 2015. (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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Cuban President Fidel Castro and PLO Leader Yasser Arafat raise their hands together during a session at the Seventh Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in New Delhi. (Photo by Alain Nogues/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

In Pics: Fidel Castro and his India connection

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Indira Gandhi with Fidel Casto (Getty Images)