India Standard Time (IST) is a time zone that is used in the Republic of India. IST is five and a half hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and is abbreviated as UTC+05:30.
The Republic of India, a country in South Asia, uses IST. India is known for its rich cultural history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant cities.
There are no other countries that use India Standard Time. The time zones used in the surrounding countries are based on the longitude of the capital cities rather than the longitude of India. For example, the time zone used in Bangladesh is based on the longitude of Dhaka, while the time zone used in Nepal is based on the longitude of Kathmandu.
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