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Group.png India   Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
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Type nation state
Capital city Delhi
Location Asia
Leader Prime Minister of India
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Incumbent: Narendra Modi
Since 26 May 2014
Member of Global Counter Terrorism Forum
The "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire. Until independence in 1947 it was ruled from London under the auspices of a British-appointed Viceroy whose powers were absolute.

India is the second most populous nation state in the world, after China. In 2013, India was #9 in the world in terms of military expenditure.[1]

Deep Event

After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the National Investigation Agency was set up, a special national "counter-terrorism" agency empowered to deal with terror-related matters anywhere in India without permission from the state governments.


In 2015, the New York Times reported on Delhi's air pollution that "nearly half of the city’s 4.4 million schoolchildren have irreversible lung damage from the poisonous air."[2]


In 2016, the Indian central bank banned their highest denomination banknote, citing concerns about corruption.[3]

  ==An Office Holder on Wikispooks== 


2008 Mumbai attacks26 November 2008 - 29 November 2008
Le Cercle/2006 (Delhi)7 December 2006 - 11 December 2006


Central Bank of India
National Investigation Agency31 December 2008 - Present
University of Delhi

Citizens of India on Wikispooks

Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari30 November 1980
John Kapoor1942
Vandana Shiva5 November 1952
Fareed Zakaria20 January 1964