The war also gave a huge fillip to India's economy, industrialisation and employment. By the end of the war, India had, incredibly, spent more on it than Britain. On independence, Britain owed India a considerable “sterling debt”.
The Japanese 15th Army, 85,000 strong for the invasion of India, was essentially destroyed, with 53,000 dead and missing. Injuries and illnesses took many of the rest. There were 16,500 British casualties.
The Republic of India has two principal short names, each of which is historically significant, "India" and "Bharata".
The Second World War had four major consequences for India: high inflation due to war expenditure; a drop in the value of the Indian currency; economic imbalances due to currency exchange problems, and.