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India (Hindi: Bhārat), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya) is a country in South Asia. It is the second-largest country in population and the seventh-largest country by land area. It is also the most populous democracy in the world, bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It has seven neighbours: Pakistan in the northwest, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the north, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the east and Sri Lanka in the south.

The capital of India is New Delhi. India is a peninsula, bound by the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal in the east. The coastline of India is about 7,517 km (4,671 mi) long. India has the third-largest military force in the world and is also a nuclear weapon state. India's economy became the world's fastest-growing in the G20 developing nations in the last quarter of 2014, replacing the People's Republic of China.

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From a collection of Bharatpedia's articles:


  • ... that sprinter Milkha Singh refused to accept the Arjuna Award, one of India's top sporting honours, citing undeserving awardees?
  • ... that after the Indian team won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, their manager PR Man Singh ensured that Wisden Cricket Monthly editor David Frith would "eat his words"?
  • ... that the social network Koo increased in popularity after the 2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest caused a standoff between Twitter and the government of India?
  • ... that in 1957, a bus ride from Calcutta to London cost £65?
  • ... that British Army officer Sir Augustus FitzGeorge served as equerry to his father, Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, and accompanied Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, on his visit to India?
  • ... that the Lac La Croix Indian Pony was recreated from a breeding population of four mares by crossing them with a Spanish Mustang?
  • ... that radio station WWBC in Cocoa, Florida, was forced to remove its transmitter tower from the Indian River when the site was sold to condominium developers?
  • ... that the Friends of the Soviet Union was founded in 1941 with poet Rabindranath Tagore as its patron?
  • ... that five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and India's first woman Everest climber Bachendri Pal received the Arjuna Award in the 1980s, then India's highest sporting honour?
  • ... that Colonel Hugh Pettigrew observed that troops who thought that the Scottish Highlands resembled Waziristan on India's North-West Frontier were "of little use to anyone"?
  • ... that Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi sought plant species from Indian forest conservationist S. G. Neginhal to be planted at the memorial of his mother, former prime minister Indira Gandhi?
  • ... that the northern plains gray langur monkey is killed in India for food and to prevent crop-raiding, despite being considered sacred by Hindus?
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