- 1849 • Calcutta, India
The gospel reached India through tracts from Orson Pratt and later through the efforts of two recently converted British sailors, George Barber and Benjamin Richey.
- 1851 • Calcutta
After the arrival of a missionary with priesthood authority, James Meik, Mary Ann Meik, Matthew McCune, and Maurice White became the first people baptized in India, and a branch was organized in Calcutta.
- 1851–52 • Calcutta
James Meik, an experienced architect and builder, constructed the first Church meetinghouse in Asia.
- 1852 • India
The branch in Calcutta reached its high point of over 300 people of British and Indian origin, with additional members spread across India.
- 1856 • Calcutta
Church membership in India had declined to about 60 due to members emigrating or leaving the Church. The East India Mission was closed.
- 1857–1930s • Calcutta, Karachi, Lahore, Srinagar
Sporadic missions to British India led to additional conversions. A few members remained active during long periods without missionary contact.
- 1930–60 • India
Latter-day Saint tracts continued to reach India and Church leaders corresponded with interested Indians, but logistical barriers prevented the reestablishment of the Church in India.
- 1961 • New Delhi, India
President Spencer W. Kimball, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, visited New Delhi and baptized Mangal Dan Dipty, the first baptism in India since its independence.
- February 7, 1965 • Coimbatore, India
After over a decade of correspondence with Church leaders, S. Paul Thiruthuvadoss was baptized. Thiruthuvadoss worked to establish the Church in villages outside Coimbatore.
- 1968 • New Delhi
Baldwin and Nora Das joined the Church, becoming the first local members of the Church in northern India since the emigration of Mangal Dan Dipty.
- 1972 • New Delhi
Maureen Das became the first person called from India to serve a full-time mission; she was assigned to the Philippines.
- December 1978 • Hyderabad, India
Edwin and Elsie Dharmaraju, having joined the Church in American Samoa, became the first missionaries called specifically to independent India.
- 1980–81 • Hyderabad, Coimbatore, New Delhi
The first three branches in independent India were organized in Hyderabad, Coimbatore, and New Delhi.
- January 1982 • New Delhi
By incorporating a local religious society, the Church gained legal recognition from the Indian government.
- 1982 • India
The Church began microfilming Indian genealogical records.
- 1982 • Salt Lake City, Utah
The Book of Mormon was published in Hindi; selected passages were also published in Telugu and Tamil.
- 1985 • Salt Lake City
Selected passages from the Book of Mormon were published in Bengali.
- 1985 • India
Missionaries from India began to be called regularly to India. Unlike foreign missionaries, they were allowed to openly proselytize.
- January 1, 1993 • Bangalore, India
The India Bangalore Mission was organized, giving India’s nine branches and various Church home groups closer leadership. Gurcharan Singh Gill was called as mission president.
- 1993–95 • India
Because of reactivation efforts and growth, the number of branches in India increased from 9 to 21.
- January 1996 • New Delhi
After visa problems forced foreign missionaries to leave the country, the Church reached an agreement with the Indian government to secure 22 long-term visas for foreign missionaries.
- January 11, 2001 • Mumbai, India
LDS Charities was honored with the Diwaliben Mohanlal Mehta Charitable Trust’s Progress in Religion award for its work providing volunteers and needed materials to shared projects with other organizations.
- February 2, 2002 • Rajahmundry, India
More than 2,300 people attended the open house for the Rajahmundry meetinghouse, the first Church-constructed building in independent India.
- November 1, 2007 • New Delhi
The India New Delhi Mission was created, covering northern India as well as Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
- 2009 • India
New districts in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Visakhapatnam joined existing districts in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.
- 2010 • New Delhi
Members served vigorously as branch missionaries after visas were denied for new foreign missionaries.
- May 27, 2012 • Hyderabad
India’s first stake was organized in Hyderabad, with John Gutty called as stake president. Prasad Rao Gudey was called as India’s first patriarch.
- April 1, 2018 • Salt Lake City
President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in Bengaluru, India.