Current time in India

World  / India

Ashburn
5:23 p.m.
June 16, 2019
India
2:53 a.m.
June 17, 2019

Local time in India

The time in India is 5.5 hours and 30.0 minutes ahead of UTC and 9.5 hours and 30.0 minutes ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in India

Current time
2:53 a.m.
Timezone India Standard Time (IST)
Olson timezone name Asia/Kolkata
Time difference 9.5 hours and 30.0 minutes ahead of Ashburn
  5.5 hours and 30.0 minutes ahead of UTC

More about the time in India

India uses India Standard Time IST. IST is UTC +0530. IST is one of the exceptions, most time zone are offset to UTC by a number of whole hours. India is a very big country . It takes the sun almost two hours to “travel” from the eastern border to the western border. UTC +0600 would be suitable for the east and UTC +0500 would be suitable for the west of the country. Therefore UTC +0530 is an nice compromise. India doesn’t observe daylight savings time.

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