What does it mean to be Republic of India?
Dr. Lalit kishore
India is officially known as the Republic of India or Bharat Ganarajya and is the second-most populous country in world that homes over 1.2 billion people. It is the most populous democracy in the world in the form of federal parliamentary constitutional republic. India gained independence from the British on 15 August 1947 and was declared a republic on 26 January 1950 after adoption of its constitution to guide elected people's representative to govern the nation.