No country suffered as much as India in the 21st Century. Once the world's most populated nation India was decimated by a series of massive famines as atmospheric toxicity made crops world-wide unedible. As the Eco-Crisis continued the area suffered no less than three successive Food Wars.
With almost half the population dead Indian authorities were so overwhelmed that they failed to contain a string of fifteen Nuclear reactor failures that permanently radiating much of the countryside, throwing up such volumes of poisoned fall-out that neighbours took the accidents as first strikes and in two seperate incidents retaliated with their own Nuclear weapons before International intervention returned calm to the region.
Just as the nation was starting to recover from these catastrophes when planetary water levels rose at unprecendented rates flooding much of the lowlands and shrinking the nation by over one million hectares.
Succeeding generations suffered the highest birth defect rates in human history and the region was responsible for tremendous numbers of refugees fleeing to escape a near barren land. Many took up residence in Western Australia swelling that nation's population three-fold while others, those rich enough, sought refuge on Antarctica.
India originally joined UNCA as a protectorate receiving aid which was used to develope emerging technologies. The most noted success was when Hallad Wicks, an Engineer working out of Jose Technologies in Bangalore, built the first waste reconverter unit, which was later refined Corbus Fritz into the Composite Scan system. This development has helped India to de-radiate many regions of the nation while providing a much needed boost to the industry sector.
Since then India has specialized in many types of Bio-Technology with the eastern shores becoming the planetary center for related research and development.
India currently administers what remains of the Bangladesh swamplands while providing what assistance it can to Nepal and the disputed Tibetan highlands range.
HIGHEST POPULATION BEFORE ECO-CRISIS: 1,726,991,145
LOWEST POPULATION DURING ECO-CRISIS: 97,502,973
POPULATION (AS AT LATEST CENSUS): 141,162,007
HIGHEST POPULATION OF REFUGEES LIVING OFF NATION DURING CRISIS: 67,852,617