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Use the tabs below to find online resources about India from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

 

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Australian Government - India
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - India

A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - India
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and India
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on India
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - India
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - India
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IMF - India
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ITC - India
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - India
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - India
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

Southern Asia Collection - University of Chicago Library UNESCO Worldwide - India
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - India
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata Country Profile - India

Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - India
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - India
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: India
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "India" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation. Terms used are "India (non-Kashmir)" and "Kashmir." Congressional Research Service Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually around 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "India" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS) CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to India.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "India" as the search terms.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - India
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - India
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with India.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Asian Development Bank - India
Projects, publications, and news about India and the ADB.

BIMSTEC
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) promotes economic and technical development of its member states in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Commonwealth of Nations - India
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."

Delegation of the European Commission to India
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of India in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of India in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in New Delhi, India
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in India.

EU's Relations with India
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with India.

Group of 15
The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Group of Twenty (G-20)
The G-20 is a group of 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. The G-20 is an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including India), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

ILO - SRO - New Delhi (India)
The Subregional Office for South Asia, New Delhi (SRO-New Delhi) covers seven countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran Islamic Republic of,  Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) for the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - India
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SAARC
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) promotes economic and social development in member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select India from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in India
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - India
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations System in India
UN Country Team in India.

USAID - India
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - India
U.S.-India relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - India
World Bank data, projects, and research in India.

World Food Programme - India
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - India
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - India
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID - India
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs.

WHO (World Health Organization)
India Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." International Crisis Group - Kashmir
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in India and Pakistan on Kashmir.

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
Indian institute studying security issues relating to South Asia.

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) - India
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users.

NTI - India Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.

United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM)
September 1965-March 1966: "UNIPOM was established in September 1965 to supervise the cease fire along the India-Pakistan border except in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and the withdrawal of all armed personnel to the positions held by them before 5 August 1965. After the withdrawal of the troops by India and Pakistan had been completed, UNIPOM was terminated."

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
August 1947-Present: "Set up in 1949, UNMOGIP was deployed in January of that year to supervise the cease fire agreed between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Since renewed hostilities in 1971, UNMOGIP monitors the cease fire called for by the United Nations Security Council."

U.S. Department of State - India: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on India.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
india and econom* india and econom*
india and histor* india and histor*
india and politic* india and politic*
india
(government publications only)
india
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

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