IST – India Standard Time / India Time (Standard Time)
Also known as: IT – India Time, IST – Indian Standard Time
India Standard Time (IST) is 5:30 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Asia. India Standard Time is a half-hour time zone. Its local time differs by 30 minutes from the usual one-hour time zone interval.
This time zone is often called Indian Time.
Email time zone indicator: +0530
An email sent from someone in the India Standard Time (IST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0530" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0530" does not have to be in India Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).
Where and when is IST observed?
Asian countries using IST all year
- Sri Lanka
Time zones by continent/region
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America
IST time now
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
- UTC Offset: UTC +5:30
- 9:30 hours ahead of Washington DC
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Other time zones named IST
India – Kolkata (All Year)