*A private limited company named 'Maruti technical services private limited' (MTSPL) launched on November 16, 1970. The stated purpose of this company was to provide technical know-how for the design, manufacture and assembly of "a wholly indigenous motor car".
*In June, A company called 'Maruti limited' was incorporated under the Companies Act and Sanjay Gandhi became its first managing director.
*'Maruti limited' goes into liquidation.
*A commission of inquiry headed by Justice A. C. Gupta, which probed the 'Maruti scandal', submits its report.
*On, 23 June, Sanjay Gandhi dies when a private test plane he was flying crashed.
*The Indian Central government at the behest of Indira Gandhi salvages Maruti limited and starts looking for an active collaborator for this company.
*Maruti Udyog Ltd was incorporated under the provisions of the Indian Companies Act, 1956
*License and Joint Venture Agreement(JVA) signed between Maruti Udyog Ltd. and SMC of Japan
*Maruti 800, a 796 cc hatchback, India’s first affordable car, is released in the market.