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The initial ruler of India is the Marquis of Linlithgow.
In subsequent eras:
- Communist rule: India is completely annexed.
- Fascist rule: Subhash Chandra Bose (unreliable, implacable)
- Under Allied rule: Louis Mountbatten, if India was previously under Subhash Chandra Bose
- If "decolonised": Non-Aligned Movement, allies with Oslo Group, leader becomes Jalawarhal Nehru (unreliable, implacable)
The independent Indian state is often a bastard: once independent, India will ally with the Soviets. It will actively declare war on China for Ladakh, and will also fight for Goa with Portugal — this is possible only if either the British player chose not to "decolonise" at the onset of the Atomic Era, lost London or 50% of its empire. Each time this happens, the British player will be prompted whether to let India go or to hold on to it (decolonisation results in extra-European possessions becoming part of NAM - see below).
Conversely, the Indians will often make advances towards an Axis human player, asking for a hefty sum of money. If this is paid, India is released as an ally of the player's as long as they can surpass the British industrial output level by 20 or more.
If liberated by the Commonwealth, India will often assume an alternative name, being the NAM (the Non-Aligned Movement) with its leader being Nehru. This faction will slowly accumulate nations throughout the Third World, and usually is used as a buffer zone between the Americans and the Communist regimes, although it can be said that NAM's allegiance changes depending on how much tribute is given to it.
- Number of capitals: 1 (Delhi)
- Number of armies: 1
- Allies: British client state
- Diplomatic personality: see Leaders above
- Colombo - Ceylon
- Calcutta - Bengal
- Bombay - Deccan
- Madras - Tamil Nadu