Indo-Asian News Service

Indo-Asian News Service
Formerly Indian Abroad News Service
Type News agency
Industry Media, News media
Founded 1986
Founder Gopal Raju
Area served
Owner Sandeep Bamzai (Editor-in-Chief & CEO)

Indo-Asian News Service or IANS is a private Indian news agency. It was founded in 1986 by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the "India Abroad News Service" and later renamed. Their main offices are located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The service reports news, views and analysis from the subcontinent about the country, across a wide range of subjects, to subscribers via the Internet.[citation needed]

While IANS is primarily known as a wire service in English and Hindi, it also has a publishing division that currently produces newspapers and periodicals for other clients in the media industry. IANS also operates a mobile news service.[1][2]


  1. ^ Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6.
  2. ^ "About Us". IANS.

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