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

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

Time zone map of IST
Note: This is not a political map. It shows the time zone boundaries, which run along the current de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan ("Line of Control").
Currently observing IST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +5:30).
Note: This is not a political map. It shows the time zone boundaries, which run along the current de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan ("Line of Control").
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 in use during standard time in: Asia. India Standard Time is a half-hour time zone. Its local time differs by 30 minutes instead of the normal whole hour.

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?

Asia

Asian countries using IST all year:

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

IST time now

11:50:25am

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • UTC Offset: UTC +5:30
  • 10:30 hours ahead of Washington DC

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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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