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# The India Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IFN)
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At close Nov 21, 2014

NAV$31.26
Market Price$28.69
Premium/(Discount)-8.22%
Unadjusted NAV**$31.21

The NAV information is provided by the Fund's accounting agent. The price is as reported by the exchange on which the Fund trades. This information is unaudited and neither Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, its wholly owned subsidiaries, the Funds, nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.

 
 

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The India Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IFN)

Investment Objective

The Fund's investment objective is long-term capital appreciation, which it seeks to achieve by investing primarily in the equity securities of Indian companies.

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Postcard from India

On a recent trip to India, Senior Investment Manager Kenneth Akintewe was able to get a bird’s eye view of the country and find out exactly where the sentiment lies regarding its future and if it has really emerged.

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Fund Manager Interview

Adrian Lim, Senior Investment Manager, discusses the Fund’s outpacing of the benchmark in the year to end July, Modi’s task of reviving India’s economy and favorable demand drivers.

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India: Modi on Standby

India’s new government completes its first 100 days in power on September 3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was swept into office earlier this year on a wave of euphoria amid hopes the former tea seller from the state of Gujarat will rescue an economy that in recent years has hopelessly lagged expectations.

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Fund Managers’ Monthly Report

September 2014

  • Indian equities softened in September. Investors were rattled by the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel and re-auction more than 200 coal-mining licenses, and impose US$1.2 billion in fines on the owners. We think that the verdict is likely to unsettle both the power sector, which depends on a stable coal supply, and some public-sector banks, which finance the affected businesses. The Fund has minimal exposure to power companies and no public bank holdings.
  • Bharti Airtel will sell more than 3,500 telecom towers in Africa to Eaton Towers under a 10-year sell-and-lease-back agreement. This will help reduce the company’s debt and lower its capital expenditure on passive infrastructure.
  • Lupin will partner with German drug-maker Merck Serono to develop and supply products to major emerging markets. The company also signed a deal to market U.S.-based Salix Pharmaceuticals’ medicines in Canada, further expanding its global footprint.
  • Meanwhile, the Indian government bowed to pressure from the pharmaceutical industry, scrapping plans to impose price controls on a range of branded generic drugs made by Western multinationals and leading domestic manufacturers. This may potentially benefit some of the Fund’s healthcare holdings.
  • Elsewhere, Hero MotoCorp and Honda Motorcycle hiked prices in the run-up to the holiday season, to counter rising input and transportation costs.
  • We initiated a position in Kotak Mahindra Bank in September. In our opinion, the company has a professional management team, steady track record and healthy balance sheet. Against this, we trimmed the holding HDFC Bank, which trades at a higher valuation.
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**Disclaimer

Pursuant to valuation policies adopted by the Board of Directors of the Fund, the Fund values foreign equity securities that primarily trade in certain markets that close ahead of the Fund’s daily 4:00 pm Eastern net asset value (“NAV”) calculation time at their fair values using prices provided by third-party independent pricing services. The fair value of each such security generally is calculated by applying a valuation factor provided by the independent pricing service to the last sales price for that security, or, if, the pricing service is unable to provide a fair value for a security, at the price at the close of the exchange on which it is principally traded, subject to adjustment by the Fund’s Pricing Committee. These daily fair valuations seek to reflect information available after the local market close that may affect the value of the foreign equity securities held by the Fund. As a result, this official NAV calculation reflects adjustments that may cause it to vary from a calculation based solely on closing prices. In contrast, the “Unadjusted NAV” of the Fund (shown above) is for informational purposes only and is computed using the closing prices on the relevant exchange. It does not reflect any daily fair valuation adjustments of the Fund’s foreign securities. The Unadjusted NAV does not represent the official NAV of the Fund, nor is the Unadjusted NAV used for Fund accounting or performance purposes. Investors should not rely upon the Unadjusted NAV when making their investment decisions.

 
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