India Abbreviations

IN is the abbreviation for India, the 7th largest country in the world. Officially the Republic of India, India is a country located in South Asia, bordering 6 countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. New Delhi is the capital city of India. Top 10 biggest cities are Mumbai (population: 12,691,836), Delhi (population: 10,927,986), Bengaluru (population: 5,104,047), Kolkata (population: 4,631,392), Chennai (population: 4,328,063), Ahmedabad (population: 3,719,710), Hyderabad (population: 3,597,816), Pune (population: 2,935,744), Surat (population: 2,894,504), and Kanpur (population: 2,823,249).

Country Profile

  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Language: Hindi, English
  • Area: 3,287,263 km2
  • Population: 1,324,171,343
  • Currency: Indian rupee (₹) (INR)
  • Time zone: UTC+05:30
  • Calling code: 91
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: IN
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: IND
  • Internet TLD: .in
  • State Government Website:

Map of India

List of India Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about India are IN which stands for India and INR which means Indian rupee (India currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to India, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

IN: India

Abbreviation Meaning
AAIC Advocates for American Indian Children
AIATF All India Anti-Terrorist Front
AIAMED All India Association for Micro Enterprise Development
AICTFC All India Carpet Trade Fair Committee
AICOI All India Conference of Intellectuals
AICSMSP All India Coordinated Scheme of Micronutrients in Soils and Plants
AIFMP All India Federation of Master Printers
AIKF All India Karate Do Federation
AIMDDA All India MD/MS Doctors Association
AIPMA All India Plastics Manufacturers Association
AINSP American Indian and Native Studies Program
AIJI American Indian Journalism Institute
AILSA American Indian Law Students Association
ASEIO American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin
AIELTF ASEAN -India Economic Linkages Task Force
AIDMR Asian Indian Donor Marrow Registry
AIREP Avbodh IQG Rural Empowerment Program (India)
BSFI Billiards and Snooker Federation of India
BHCAIH Black Hills Center for American Indian Health
BEITC British East India Tea Company
BGEPIL British Gas Exploration and Production India Limited
BIIT Business India Information Technology
CIIMS Central India Institute of Medical Sciences
CIJGA Central Indiana Junior Golf Association
CPI-ML Communist Party of India
CBAI Community Bankers Association of Indiana
CIIGBC Confederation of Indian Industry – Godrej Green Business Centre
FWICE Federation of Western India Cine Employees
FCCCI First Commodities Clearing Corporation of India
FWSCI Food and Water Security Coalition India
FISCF Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
FIDSNS Frontier India Defence & Strategic News Service
GMIE Grand Master of the Order of the Indian Empire
GGFI Grape Growers Federation of India
GIFCU Greater Indianapolis Firefighters Credit Union
HIAPIH Hazard Identification & Abatement in Public & Indian Housing
HSLIC HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company (India)
IISG Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
IIAI Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc.
IANH India Association of New Hampshire
IIPSE India International Premier Schools Exhibition
IIYP India Internet Yellow Pages
IMERCSA India Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa
IPTED India Poker Tour
ITGO India Today Group Online
IVFA India Value Fund Advisor
IBCCI India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
IABA Indian American Bar Association
IAAPC Indian Association for Air Pollution Control
IACTS Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons
ICCFM Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement
IFAPA Indian Ferro Alloy Producers Association
IGSM Indian General Service Medal
IGBC Indian Green Building Council
IHMSS Indian Handmade Sterling Silver
IHCRC Indian Health Care Resource Center
IHVP Indian High Vacuum Pumps
IIEL Indian Infrastructure Equipment Limited
IIMT Indian Institute of Management Training
IJDVL Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
IJPS Indian Journal of Philosophic Studies
IJPS Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery
ILRI Indian Lac Research Institute
ILWG Indian Land Working Group
INCHOE Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering
IODA Indian Ocean Diving Academy
IOMEC Indian Ocean Marine Environmental Conference
IORBF Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum
IOZM Indian Ocean Zonal Mode
IOGC Indian Oil and Gas Canada
IPEJ Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
IPPTA Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association
IRFWCD Indian River Farms Water Control District
IRHFH Indian River Habitat for Humanity
INSAIT Indian Society of Agricultural Information Technology
ISCCM Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISECT Indian Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology
ISWP Indian Steel and Wire Products Limited
IWWA Indian Water Works Association
IWHF Indian Women Hockey Federation
IACCR Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral
IAWE Indiana Association of Women in Education
ICFCU Indiana Carpenters Federal Credit Union
INCOLSA Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority
ICAADA Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
ICSWA Indiana County Solid Waste Authority
INEPP-CS Indiana Estate Planning & Probate Cases
IFLTA Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association
IHETS Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System
IJATTOD Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
IJVR Indiana Jury Verdict Reporter
ILSA Indiana Legislative Services Agency
ILBSA Indiana Lumber and Builders’ Supply Association
IMVPA Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association
IMVPA Indiana Motor Vehicle Protection Act
IPMG Indiana Professional Management Group
ISPLS Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors
ISLHA Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ITRCC Indiana Toll Road Concession Company
IUCPR Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
IUMG Indiana University Medical Group
IUPUFW Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
IVFA Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association
IWUG Indiana Windows User Group
IASF Indian-American Scholarship Fund
IAWM Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men
ISODAS Indians Socializing Over Drinks and Sports
IPCCI India-Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry
IRBI Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India
IWAAI Inland Waterways Authority of India
IAII Inter-American Indian Institute
ICIOS International Conference on Indian Ocean Studies
JASI Japan-America Society of Indiana
KIPCUG Kentucky/Indiana Personal Computer Users Group
MIBA Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
MIBA Malaysian Indian Business Association
MTIF Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
NAIRA National Asian Indian Republican Association
NGAI National Guard Association of Indiana
NIACC National Indian Arts and Crafts Corporation
NUCSSI National Union Catalogue of Scientific Serials in India
NIAOA New India Assurance Officers Association
NIBC New India Bible College
NIDCOB Northern Indiana District Church of the Brethren
OUIHP Office of Urban Indian Health Programs
OIWA Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act
OIGS On India Government Service
PWPI Peasants and Workers Party of India
PMCI Platinum Mining Corporation of India
QCFI Quality Circle Forum of India
RINB Reitan-Indiana Neuropsychological Battery
R2I Return to India
RWITC Royal Western India Turf Club
SDAIHC San Diego American Indian Health Center
SIHO Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
SISWD Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District
SSIL SQL Star International Limited (Microsoft partner; India)
TFAI Trade Fair Authority of India
TASIN Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations
IIIPA Triple India Pale Ale
UISA Undergraduate Indian Students Association
UCPAGI United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana
UCPI United Communist Party of India
UISA United Indian Student Alliance
UNIPOM United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission
USIHS United States Indian Health Service
WCIEDD West Central Indiana Economic Development District
WITASS West India Trans-Atlantic Steam Ship Line
WGFI Winter Games Federation of India
YHAI Youth Hostels Association of India



India is one of the world’s largest countries. Geographically, the country can be divided into three types of landscape: the Himalayan mountain range in the north, the northern Indian lowlands and the large Deccan Plateau in the south, which covers most of India. The Himalayas consist of parallel mountain ranges, between which lie fertile valleys such as the Kashmir Valley. The lowland countryside is very fertile, and many of the largest rivers flow here, such as the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra. About 57 per cent of the land is used for agriculture, the rest are forests, deserts, towns, pastures or fallow land.

The climate is very varied since the country is so large. The climate can be divided into two zones: a temperate zone in the north and a tropical zone in the south. In the north, the temperature varies between 15 degrees in January to 30-40 degrees in May, while it is more even in the south, between 25 and 35 degrees. India has extensive environmental problems, but greatly improved from 1995. A major problem is uncontrolled discharge of toxic waste from the growing industry, which has caused 70 percent of India’s surface water to be polluted.


One of history’s first high cultures evolved around the river Indus 3000 years BCE. The religion of the Indo-Europeans was the basis of Hinduism and has influenced India’s culture. Northern parts of the country were invaded by Arabs in the 7th century, and by Turks in the 11th century. Sultanates and dynasties established themselves, and the Mogul empire lasted from 1500-1700. The presence of Muslim rulers influenced the country’s culture, literature and architecture.

In 1498, the Portuguese found Vasco da Gama the sea route to India. Several Europeans came and set up trading stations. After the Mogul empire collapsed in the 18th century, the British East India Company took control of the country and began a ruthless exploitation of the Indian population. In 1858, the British government took control of the company.

Towards the end of the 19th century, dissatisfaction with British rule increased. The Congress Party was established in 1885 and led the freedom struggle against the English, led by Mohanda’s Karamchand Gandhi. He was preoccupied with non-violent resistance, and millions of Indians protested with peaceful civil disobedience. Gandhi was a Hindu, and the Muslims feared Hindu domination when India was to become independent. Therefore, when the country gained independence in 1947, two states were established: Hindu India and Islamic Pakistan.

The division of British India was extremely bloody. Hundreds of thousands were killed and millions were displaced from their homes. Hindus moved from Pakistan to India, and Muslims from India to Pakistan. The conflict with Paktistan has marked India to a great extent since the split.

Society and politics

India is often called the world’s largest democracy. The country is a federation where states can decide on areas such as schools, hospitals, public transport and agriculture. The central government controls foreign policy, defense, development planning and currency. The president of the country is the head of state, but the real power lies with the government with the prime minister at the forefront. Quotation schemes have been introduced to get women and people from lower castes to parliament. There are many political parties in India, but the Social Democratic Congress Party has ruled most of the time after independence. Since 2014, Narendra Modi from a Hindu nationalist party has been prime minister.

India has a growing middle class, but the differences are huge and a large part of the population lives in poverty. The worst is in the slums in the big cities and in the countryside, where nearly a quarter of all Indians live. The Hindu caste system, which divides people into a hierarchy, still characterizes society. In recent years, the country has experienced increased corruption, riots and acts of terrorism. India is an atomic power and has long been in conflict with Pakistan for control over the Kashmir mountain range.

Economics and Commerce

India is today one of the world’s largest economies, and Asia’s third largest after China and Japan. Strong growth in production technology, the IT sector and the increase in foreign investment have led the country to have one of the fastest growing economies in the world since 2000. Nevertheless, India is among the world’s poorest countries if it distributes gross domestic product (GDP) to all its citizens, because it is so populous. Economic growth has not been distributed among all citizens, and there is considerable economic inequality between those included and excluded.

India has developed a nuclear power industry, is a major weapons manufacturer and builds its own spaceships. The country is also one of the big ones in the IT industry. Important export goods are traditional goods such as clothing, textiles, diamonds and jewelry, but also oil products and minerals, machinery, chemicals and medicines. Its main trading partners are China, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the EU.