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The India Fund, Inc. Announces Earnings For The Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

The India Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IFN; the “Fund”), a closed-end management investment company that seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of Indian companies, today announced unaudited results for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Fund’s net realized gains were $36,235,892 and the net change in unrealized losses was $445,507,907. Net investment income for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 was $1,532,266. For the same nine month period ended September 30, 2010, the Fund's net realized gains and net change in unrealized gains were $149,882,706 and $144,643,749, respectively. Net investment income was $873,281.

On September 30, 2011, total net assets of the Fund were $1,046,016,140, and the net asset value (“NAV”) per share was $25.61 based on 40,841,947 shares outstanding. The Fund's common stock closed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 30, 2011 at $22.94 per share, representing a discount of 10.43% to the Fund’s September 30, 2011 NAV. On September 30, 2010, total net assets of the Fund were $1,731,597,202, and the NAV per share was $39.10 based on 44,284,988 shares outstanding. The Fund's common stock closed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 30, 2010, at $36.37 per share, representing a discount of 6.98% to the Fund’s September 30, 2010 NAV.

In April 2003, stockholders of the fund voted to adopt an interval fund structure, pursuant to which the Fund conducts semi-annual repurchase offers for between 5% and 25% of the Fund’s outstanding common stock.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2011 the Fund conducted two repurchase offers. The first repurchase offer commenced on February 18, 2011 and expired on March 11, 2011. In connection with the repurchase offer, the Fund purchased 1,293,465 shares of capital stock at a total cost of approximately $39,171,653, net of a 2% repurchase fee of $794,964. The second repurchase offer commenced on August 26, 2011 and expired on September 16, 2011. In connection with the repurchase offer, the Fund purchased 2,149,576 shares of capital stock at a total cost of approximately $54,949,524, net of a 2% repurchase fee of $1,116,920.

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