Union of India

Commonwealth realm
Red Ensign Star of India
Flag of None
Flag of None
1947–1950 Flag of India
Flag of India Ashoka Chakra
Map of India
CapitalNew Delhi
Government Constitutional monarchy
King of India
- 1947-1950George VI
- 1947-1948Earl Mountbatten
- 1948-1950C. Rajagopalachari
Prime Minister
- 1947-1950Jawaharlal Nehru
August 15, 1947Indian Independence Act
- 1947Indo-Pakistani War
January 26, 1950Constitution of India
Commonwealth accessionAugust 15, 1947
CurrencyIndian rupee
Red Ensign Star of India Indian Empire
Flag of None Kashmir and Jammu
Flag of None State of Hyderabad
India Flag of India

The Union of India (1947-1950) was a dominion of the United Kingdom. George VI was the head of state as King of India. In 1950 the Constitution of India was adopted which made the country a republic.

Government Edit

On August 15, 1947, India became a dominion within the British Commonwealth, with Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister. Strategic colonial considerations, as well as political tensions between Hindus and Muslims, led the British to partition British India into two separate states: India, with a Hindu majority; and Pakistan, which consisted of two "wings," East Pakistan and West Pakistan - currently Bangladesh and Pakistan - with Muslim majorities. India became a republic, but chose to continue as a member of the British Commonwealth, after promulgating its constitution on January 26, 1950.[1]

King of India

  • George VI () (August 15, 1947 - January 26, 1950)


  • Earl Mountbatten () (August 15, 1947 - June 21, 1948)
  • C. Rajagopalachari () (June 21, 1948 - January 26, 1950)

Prime Minister

  • Jawaharlal Nehru () (August 15, 1947 - January 26, 1950)


Indian Polities

Neighbouring Nations


  1. The United States Department of State - Background Note: India