PUBLISHED ON: August 12, 2017 | Duration: 1 min, 34 sec
The British empire appointed Lord Mountbatten the last Viceroy of India on February 20, 1947. In June 1947, he made a plan known as the 'June Plan' that sought to divide India but by retaining maximum unity. The same month his plan for India's partition was approved. Power was transferred to the Indian government on August 15, 1947. Take a look at the key events during the transition period.