The India Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

  The India Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The India Fund, Inc. (the "Fund")
(NYSE: IFN), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data
and portfolio composition as of December 31, 2012.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through December 31, 2012 are
provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the
dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):



Period          NAV Total Return %    Market Price Total Return %
                Cumulative Annualized Cumulative    Annualized
Since inception
                410.5      9.0        318.2         7.9
(February 1994)
10-years        446.9      18.5       477.4         19.2
5-years         -30.9      -7.1       -36.8         -8.8
3-years         -5.3       -1.8       -11.1         3.9
1-year          22.2                  21.7

On December 31, 2012, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$877.1 million and
the Fund's NAV per share was $23.79.

As of December 31, 2012, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition  Percent of
                       Net Assets
Financials             24.6
Consumer Staples       19.0
Information Technology 18.6
Materials              10.4
Consumer Discretionary 8.0
Health Care            5.6
Utilities              4.2
Industrials            3.8
Telecommunications     2.3
Energy                 1.0
Cash                   2.4

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of December 31, 2012, representing
64.9% of net assets, were:

                            Percent of
Stock
                            Net Assets
Housing Development Finance 10.0
ICICI Bank                  9.9
Tata Consultancy Services   8.6
ITC                         8.0
Infosys                     7.9
HDFC Bank                   4.7
Hero MotoCorp               4.4
Hindustan Unilever          4.1
Godrej Consumer Products    3.9
Ultratech Cement            3.4

Important Information
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information
sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are
unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (the
Investment Manager), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.
Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the
investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this
information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset
Management PLC.

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock
exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so
that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost.
Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount)
the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. There is no assurance that
the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Past performance does not
guarantee future results.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend
reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance.
Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may
be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for
informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to
buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date February 23, 1994.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact:
InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

SOURCE The India Fund, Inc.

Website: http://www.aberdeenifn.com
Contact: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Investor Relations, 1-866-839-5205,
InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com
 
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