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Events in the year 1985 in the Republic of India.
|See also:||List of years in India|
Timeline of Indian history
- President of India – Zail Singh
- Prime Minister of India – Rajiv Gandhi
- Chief Justice of India – Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud (until 11 July), Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati
- Andhra Pradesh – Shankar Dayal Sharma (until 26 November), Kumud Ben Joshi (starting 26 November)
- Assam – Bhishma Narain Singh
- Bihar – Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (until 15 March), P. Venkatasubbaiah (starting 15 March)
- Gujarat – Braj Kumar Nehru
- Haryana – Saiyid Muzaffar Husain Burney
- Himachal Pradesh – Hokishe Sema
- Jammu and Kashmir – Jagmohan Malhotra
- Karnataka – Ashoknath Banerji
- Kerala – P. Ramachandran
- Madhya Pradesh – K.M Chandy
- Maharashtra –
- Manipur – K. V. Krishna Rao
- Meghalaya – Bhishma Narain Singh
- Nagaland – K. V. Krishna Rao
- Odisha – Bishambhar Nath Pande
- Punjab –
- Rajasthan – Om Prakash Mehra (until 4 January), Vasantdada Patil (starting 20 November)
- Sikkim –
- Tamil Nadu – Sundar Lal Khurana
- Tripura – K. V. Krishna Rao
- Uttar Pradesh – Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh (until 31 March), Mohammed Usman Arif (starting 31 March)
- West Bengal – Uma Shankar Dikshit
- 16 January - Coomar Narain an employee of SLM Maneklal Industries and certain personal staff of Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India were arrested in connection with leaking of classified documents to foreign agents under Official Secrets Act (India).
- 10 March - India won the first World Championship of Cricket held at Australia by defeating Pakistan in the final.
- 30 March - The Special Protection Group is created
- 10 April – Chakravarty Committee was set up by the RBI to review the working of monetary system. Its recommendations had far reaching consequences eventually removing India from the 500-year-old silver standard
- 24 May - Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act is came into effect after presidential assent.
- 23 June – Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747, blows up 31,000 feet (9,500 m) above the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.
- 2 September - Indira Gandhi National Open University is established by an Act of Indian Parliament.
- 14 November - The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act is passed by Parliament came into force.
- By mid-1985, the statutory preemption on banks' resources in the form of the Statutory Liquidity Ratio and the Cash Reserve Ratio exceeded 45%.
- The Administrative tribunals in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Allahabad were established by Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985.
- Texas Instruments, a multinational corporation, starts its India operations in Bangalore and helps create infrastructure to export software via satellite communications from India for the first time.
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- 22 February – Bombayla Devi Laishram, archer.
- 5 March - Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, actress
- Parthiv Patel, cricketer
- 26 March – Kedar Jadhav, Cricketer.
- 6 April – Jai, actor.
- 23 April – Annies Kanmani Joy, IAS.
- 9 May – Neha Bamb, actress.
- 15 May – Tathagata Mukherjee, actor.
- Dinesh Karthik, cricketer.
- Kajal Aggarwal, actress.
- 25 June – Durga Shakti Nagpal, Indian bureaucrat.
- 23 September – Ambati Rayudu, cricketer.
- 26 October – Asin Thottumkal, actress.
- 1 November – Anand Ambani, Business Magnet.
- Diana Penty, actress.
- 11 November – Robin Uthappa, cricketer.
- Shikhar Dhawan, cricketer.
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