Indo-Asian News Service or IANS is a private Indian news agency.
The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service. The IANS has its main offices located in Noida.
IANS reports about India with news, views and analyses about the country across a wide range of subjects. News, features and views from the subcontinent reach subscribers via the Internet.
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.
With India's growing importance in the global strategic and economic landscape, news about the country is becoming more critical to the world. IANS provides news and analyses from India and South Asia from the region's perspective.
IANS was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving Diaspora in North America.
Three decades later, it is a full-fledged wire agency, putting out news 24x7 from India and South Asia, and covering events of interest to this region from around the world.
IANS is, however, more than just India's largest independent news service. It is now the preferred source for all manner of content and information.
A media powerhouse, IANS is divided into several business verticals: IANS News Service (English & Hindi), IANS Multimedia (IANS Photo and IANS Video), B2C independent web portals (criciketfanatic.in and bollywoodcountry.in), and five popular YouTube channels.
Each vertical is headed by a distinguished professional with strong domain expertise.
The IANS client list includes practically every major print publication in India, top television news channels, websites, mobile operators, ethnic publications abroad, central and state government ministries and departments, overseas Indian missions, corporates and public policy institutions.
IANS, headed by Editor-in-Chief & CEO Sandeep Bamzai who has a rich experience of over 37 years across media verticals and backed by senior media professionals who include 75 reporters across the world, is today one of India's most reliable, independent and professional news wholesalers, providing high-quality content across all media platforms.