25 Amazing Facts About India That Will Make You Proud

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“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” – Albert Einstein.
There are endless contributions made to the world by India and countless milestones achieved. Amazing facts about India which we might not have heard of but should definitely know about. Here are a few which would make you proud.

1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a record launching 104 satellites into orbit in a single mission – 96 of them were from the United States.
 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a record launching 104 satellites into orbit in a single mission - 96 of them were from the United States.

2. India is the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt. ISRO is only the 4th space agency to achieve this feat.
India is the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt. ISRO is only the 4th space agency to achieve this feat.

3. India’s Chandrayaan discovered water on the moon for the first time in 2009
 India's Chandrayaan discovered water on the moon for the first time in 2009- amazing facts about india

4. India has been the largest troop contributor to UN Peace keeping missions since its inception.
India's Chandrayaan discovered water on the moon for the first time in 2009-Amazing facts about india

5. India has the 2nd largest standing army in the world with over 12 Lakh active troops

Indian army soldier Saleem Miyan (R) and his colleagues salute during a wreath-laying ceremony for Navdeep Singh, an army officer who was killed in Saturday’s Kashmir border clash, at a garrison in Srinagar August 21, 2011. Indian soldiers shot dead on Saturday 12 separatist militants trying to cross from Pakistan into the disputed region of Kashmir, where popular protests against Indian rule have mounted. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR – Tags: MILITARY OBITUARY) – RTR2Q5XH

6. The Indian army controls the highest battlefield in the World – Siachen
 The Indian army controls the highest battlefield in the World - Siachen-amazing facts about india

7. India is one to 8 countries of the world to possess nuclear weapons
 India is one to 8 countries of the world to possess nuclear weapons-amazing facts about india

8. India is the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity
 India is the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity-amazing facts about india

9. India is currently the second-largest telecommunication market in the World.
 India is currently the second-largest telecommunication market in the World.-amazing facts about india

10. India has the second largest population of Internet users in the world only after China
India has the second largest population of Internet users in the world only after China-amazing facts about india

11. The CEO of Google, Microsoft, Adobe, MasterCard, Cognizant & Pepsico are Indians
The CEO of Google, Microsoft, Adobe, MasterCard, Cognizant & Pepsico are Indians-amazing facts about india

12. India’s IT & ITes exports in the year 2015-16 was over $100 Billion
The CEO of Google, Microsoft, Adobe, MasterCard, Cognizant & Pepsico are Indians-amazing facts about india

13. Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold – That’s more than gold reserves of United States, IMF, Germany and China put together
 Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold - That's more than gold reserves of United States, IMF, Germany and China put together-amazing facts about india

14. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook & 2nd most followed on twitter.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook & 2nd most followed on twitter.-amazing facts about india

15. India is the largest producer of films in the world and is the second oldest film industry
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook & 2nd most followed on twitter.-amazing facts about india

16. India has won every Kabaddi World Cup all the men & women Kabaddi World Cups held till date – both Standard style & Circle Style
India has won every Kabaddi World Cup all the men & women Kabaddi World Cups held till date - both Standard style & Circle Style-amazing facts about india

17. India has won 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze Olympic medals in Men’s Field hockey – the maximum for any other team
India has won 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze Olympic medals in Men's Field hockey - the maximum for any other team-amazing facts about india

18. The first 4 double centuries in ODI cricket were scored by Indians – Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag & Rohit Sharma (twice)
The first 4 double centuries in ODI cricket were scored by Indians - Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag & Rohit Sharma (twice)-amazing facts about india

19. India is the only country on Earth confirmed to have both lions and tigers in its wilderness
India is the only country on Earth confirmed to have both lions and tigers in its wilderness-amazing facts about india

20. India is the only country to have an entire ocean named after it – The Indian Ocean

21. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township on the planet.
Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township on the planet-amazing facts about india.

22. The World highest rail bridge & world’s tallest bridge are both being built in India

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23. India is the world’s largest producer of milk, spices, bananas & mangoes
21. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township on the planet.-amazing facts about india

24. India is the world’s largest producer of mica and coal & has the largest reserves of atomic fuel Thorium

India is the world's largest producer of mica and coal & has the largest reserves of atomic fuel Thorium-amazing facts about india

Indian coal miners push a trolley laden with coal inside an underground tunnel of a mine owned by The Sinagareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) at Godavarikhani, some 250 kilometers east of Hyderabad, 27 July 2007. The mined and refined coal from the colliery is mostly consumed by the National Thermal Power Station (NTPC) in Ramagundam a 2800 MW power plant supplying power to surrounding states as well as towns in Andhra Pradesh. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

25. And, India is the largest democracy in the world!

Our democracy is truly By the People, For the People & Of the People, do let us know what are your thoughts in comments section below …

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