India underwent much strife through the 1960s - 1980s, with the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, as well as the secret establishment and later destruction of the facility called Chrysalis and the explosion at Bhopal. (TOS novels: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1, The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)
In the early 22nd century, Kamal Chandra was a senior vice-president of the company that owned the majority of continental and extra-planetary shuttle facility contracts on the Indian subcontinent, Patna Air and Space. Indrani was his great-grandmother.
His son, Ravi Chandra was born in India. He grew up in Patna.
In 2153, Captain Jonathan Archer included Ensign Ravi Chandra in a landing party to planet Kaletoo. Chandra presumed this was because the captain thought Chandra's experience with the Indian Thar Desert was an advantage in the desolate climate on Kaletoo. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure)
In the Kelvin timeline, India formed the core of the Khanate, the Augment nation ruled by Khan Noonien Singh, in 1996. All other Augment nations except the Khanate were warlike. The Khanate was drawn into conflict when Khan's ally Bernard Maltuvis betrayed him and the Australia-based Maltuvisland attacked. Khan's forces emerged victorious. (TOS - Khan comic: "Issue 3")
In another alternate timeline, Augments ruled Earth from India. The vain and brutal empress kept tigers in her palace. In 2263, her forces captured Starfleet officers from different permutations of the Kelvin timeline. Recognising his Vulcan strength, the empress allied with the vengeful Commander Simon Grayson, and together they murdered the other officers. (TOS - Boldly Go - IDIC comic: "Part 4")
Geography and locations
Patna was the capital city of Bihar, a state in northeastern India, congruent with the Gangetic Plains. The climate there was lush and fertile.
India's Thar Desert was dry, desolate land, comparable to the environment on planet Kateloo in the Delphic Expanse. Dunes could be found just west of the Aravalli hills.
- Aravalli hills • Barmer • Bihar • Bombay • Ganges • Gangetic Plains • Jaisalmer • Indian Ocean • New Delhi • Patna • Thar Desert
Fauna and flora
Humans from India often had black hair and dark skin. In the Kelvin timeline, Section 31 had Khan Noonien Singh's skin brightened and his face surgically altered to disguise his identity. (TOS - Khan comic: "Issue 3")
- Kamal Chandra
- Ravi Chandra
- Rana Desai
- Revati Jendra
- Abhirati Indrani
- Khan Noonien Singh
- Jasminder Choudhury was of South Asian descent. She and her family had Indian names. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)