Bethesda, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IGC) ("IGC" or "theCompany") announced the achievement of a further milestone in theexecution of its strategic plan. It has established a shipping hubat the border of Mongolia and China to provide iron ore to itscustomers in China and source raw materials for its beneficiationplants.

The hub is positioned to deliver various gradesof iron ore to its customers in China and has begun moving itsfirst test shipment as part of the Company's production ramp up.Iron ore exports from Mongolia were virtually nonexistent in 2008,and have experienced rapid growth since that time.  Accordingto Mongolia Asset Management, for the year 2012, Mongolia exportedapproximately 5.75 million tons of iron ore representing a 61%increase over the previous year.

Ram Mukunda, CEO of India Globalization Capital, said, "Theopening of this hub required about 6 months of planning,negotiations and preparation. We are currently moving a testshipment of 300 tons from Mongolia to China.  Oncesuccessfully delivered in the next week or so, we expect to ramp upto between 8,000 and 12,000 tons a month."

About IGC:

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, India GlobalizationCapital, Inc. (IGC) is a materials and infrastructure companyoperating in India and China. We currently supply iron ore to steelcompanies operating in China. For more information about IGC,please visit IGC's Web site at Forinformation about Ironman, please visit

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