India is a democratic republic The country is also structured with a federal system of government. In addition to the national or central government, India is comprised of individual states. More »

India is a Federal Republic, which means it has one national government that exists independently over several other smaller state governments. The government is divided into three distinct arms, which are the executive,... More »

Ancient India had a highly nomadic government that was primarily based on tribes and movement. Over time, these tribes settled into small groups as their agriculture developed. These groups were still split up based upon... More »

As of 2014, the president of India is Shri Pranab Mukherjee. President Mukherjee took office in 2012, following Pratibha Patil, who was the first woman to become president of India. In Hindi, the title of president is of... More »

India is not a part of any major military alliance, but it has close relations with a number of states, including the Russian Federation, Afghanistan, France, Israel, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The country has a friendly for... More »

The Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, came into existence in India on January 28, 2009. The UIDAI was built upon previous identity card programs conceptualized by India's Ministry of External Affairs. More » Government & Politics Foreign Laws

Negative aspects of the caste system in modern India are political, educational and social discrimination as well as adverse effects on individual's self-esteem. Additionally, even in integrated caste systems, there is v... More »