Centre likely to propose renaming India as Bharat in special session

The government may introduce a resolution during a special parliamentary session from September 18-22 to rename India as "Bharat.

The current Indian Constitution refers to the country as "India, that is Bharat..."

But there is a growing demand to change it to simply "Bharat."

Prominent figures, including RSS chief and PM Narendra Modi, have expressed support for this change

The official aircraft used for the President, Vice President, and Prime Minister already bears the name "Bharat."