India | Credit Rating

Standard & Poor's credit rating for India stands at BBB- with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for India was last set at Baa2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for India was last reported at BBB- with stable outlook. DBRS's credit rating for India is BBB with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of India thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for India as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
Moody'sBaa2 Stable Nov 16 2017
TE48 Positive Apr 16 2016
DBRSBBB Stable Nov 05 2015
Moody'sBaa3 Positive Apr 09 2015
DBRSBBB (low) Positive Nov 05 2014
S&PBBB- Stable Sep 26 2014
DBRSBBB(low) Stable Sep 30 2013
FitchBBB- Stable Jun 12 2013
FitchBBB- Negative Jun 18 2012
S&PBBB- Negative Apr 25 2012
DBRSBBB (low) Stable Jun 23 2011
S&PBBB- Stable Mar 18 2010
DBRSBBB (low) Negative Oct 13 2009
S&PBBB- Negative Feb 24 2009
DBRSBBB (low) Stable Jun 26 2007
S&PBBB- Stable Jan 30 2007
FitchBBB- Stable Aug 01 2006
S&PBB+ Positive Apr 19 2006
S&PBB+ Stable Feb 02 2005
S&PBB Positive Aug 23 2004
Moody'sBaa3 Stable Jan 22 2004
FitchBB+ Stable Jan 21 2004
S&PBB Stable Dec 16 2003
Moody'sBa1 Positive Watch Oct 16 2003
Moody'sBa1 Stable Feb 03 2003
Moody'sBa2 Positive Watch Nov 14 2002
FitchBB Stable Nov 22 2001
Moody'sBa2 Stable Aug 08 2001
S&PBB Negative Aug 07 2001
FitchBB+ Negative May 31 2001
S&PBB Stable Oct 10 2000
FitchBB+ Stable Sep 21 2000
S&PBB Positive Mar 20 2000
FitchBB+ N/A Mar 08 2000
Moody'sBa2 Positive Oct 06 1999
S&PBB Stable Oct 22 1998
Moody'sBa2 Stable Jun 19 1998
S&PBB+ Negative May 22 1998
Moody'sBaa3 Negative Watch Jan 08 1998
S&PBB+ Stable Oct 06 1997
S&PBB+ Positive Oct 01 1996
Moody'sBaa3 Stable Dec 01 1994
Moody'sBa2 Positive Watch Sep 14 1994
S&PBB+ Stable Sep 29 1991
Moody'sBa2 Stable Jun 24 1991
S&PBB+ N/A May 29 1991
Moody'sBaa3 Stable Mar 26 1991
S&PBBB- Negative Watch Mar 07 1991
Moody'sBaa1 Stable Oct 04 1990
S&PBBB Stable Sep 13 1990
Moody'sA2 Stable Jan 28 1988


 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB 65
B- B2 B 41
B+ B2 B B 15
B1 B+ 43
BBB+ BBB- 63
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 97
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 55
BB+ Baa3 65
B+ B1 BB+ 60
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
CCC+ Caa3 53
B Caa1 B- 25
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 25
N/A N/A 30
A+ A2 N/A 91
BB Ba3 BB- 38
B B3 28
A- A2 73
BB Ba2 BB BB 34
BBB- Baa2 BBB 53
B 30
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 35
Aa3 85
A+ Aa3 A N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB BBB 52
CCC+ B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB 50
BB Ba2 BB 45
Caa2 20
BB+ Ba3 BB BB (low) 36
AA- A1 A+ 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
B- B3 B 29
B- B3 B 28
CCC+ Caa1 B- 41
AA- A1 A+ AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 33
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 90
N/A B3 B 40
BB- Ba2 BB- 38
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 31
B- Caa2 B- CCC (high) 10
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 49
BB- B1 33
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 47
A A3 A 55
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 48
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 46
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 70
N/A Aa2 98
A+ A1 A+ 76
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB (high) 60
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B 24
A+ A1 A A 78
B+ B1 45
BBB- Baa3 BBB 61
B+ B1 B+ 20
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
B- B3 B- 31
B+ 40
AAA 100
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA- 88
BB- BB 48
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+
A- A3 A+ A 74
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB+ BBB (high) 60
B3 25
B- Caa1 B- 36
B+ B1 40
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 54
SD Caa3 CC 30
Ba1 BB+ 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 90
B+ B2 B+ 33
B B2 B+ 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Baa2 BBB- 78
B B3 B 19
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B+ B2 35
BB Ba1 BB 41
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 60
BBB Baa2 BBB 53
BBB+ A2 A- A 67
BBB- Ba1 BBB BBB (low) 44
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 87
CCC+ B3 CC 30
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 52
BB+ Ba1 BBB- 43
B B2 B+ 30
BBB- 65
A- A1 A+ 86
B+ Ba3 35
BB- Ba3 BB 36
BB- 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 80
A+ Baa1 A- A 61
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 49
AA Aa2 AA- 84
BBB+ Baa2 BBB+ A (low) 62
B+ B1 B+ 38
B3 25
B B1 B- 39
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 82
B- B3
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
BBB+ Ba1 68
BB- B1 B+ 44
BB Ba1 BB+ BB (high) 44
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa2 B- 15
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 95
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 97
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 56
SD Caa3 RD 5
BB- B1 BB- 29
B B3 B 34


Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
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