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Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time watched all through India, with a period counterbalance of UTC+05:30. India does not watch light sparing time (DST) or other occasional alterations. In military and flight time IST is assigned E* (“Echo-Star”).

After freedom in 1947, the Indian government built up IST as the official time for the entire nation, in spite of the fact that Kolkata and Mumbai held their very own neighborhood time (known as Calcutta Time and Bombay Time) until 1948 and 1955, respectively. The Central observatory was moved from Chennai to an area at Shankargarh Fort in Allahabad region, so it would be as near UTC +5:30 as possible. Sunlight Saving Time (DST) was utilized quickly amid the China– Indian War of 1962 and the Indo– Pakistani Wars of 1965 and 1971.

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