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Assessing and MitigatingBusiness Risks in India by Balbir B. Bhasin

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CHAPTER 1

Background: The Complexity that is India

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Country at a Glance

Size

3,287,263 sq km (slightly more than a third of the size of the United States)

Climate

Tropical monsoon in the south and temperate in the north

Capital

New Delhi

Political structure

Sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic

Leader

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Official languages

Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit

Other languages spoken

English is a subsidiary official language

Population

1,189,172,906 (July 2011 est.) ...

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