India Time Now

India Time Now






There is a time offset of UTC +05:30 in the Indian Standard Time (IST), observed throughout India and Sri Lanka. India neither observes daylight saving time (DST) nor other seasonal adjustments. The ‘Echo-Star' indicated as E* designates the military and aviation time IST. The Time and Frequency Standards Laboratory generates the official time signals for both Commercial and official use at the National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi. These signals are synchronized with the clocks in the worldwide system that support UTC and are centered in atomic clocks.

The Indian Standard Time was established as the official time for the whole country by the Indian Government after independence in 1947. However, Mumbai and Kolkata retained their local time known as Bombay Time and Calcutta Time. The Central observatory was shifted so that it could be close to the Coordinated Universal Time +5:30. It was previously located in Chennai before it was moved to the Shankargarh Fort in Allahabad district. The daylight saving time (DST) was briefly used during the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1965 and China Indian War of 1962. The IST has been considered as the standard time because it cuts across the center of India. The exact time is usually broadcasted over the popular networks to communicate the exact time to the people.