Local time in India
The time in India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC and 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.
Details for the time in India
|Timezone||India Standard Time (IST)|
|Olson timezone name||Asia/Kolkata|
|Time difference||9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn|
|5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC|
India Daylight Saving time (DST)India does not observe daylight savings.
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.