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IST – India Standard Time / India Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: IT – India Time, IST – Indian Standard Time

Currently observing IST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +5:30).
Currently observing IST – India Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as IST (UTC +5:30) but different time zone name.

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.

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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

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

IST time now


Friday, November 28, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC +5:30
  • 10:30 hours ahead of New York

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Other time zones named IST

IST – Irish Standard Time
IST – Israel Standard Time

Example cities

India – Kolkata (All Year)

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