Jodhpur, the second metropolitan in the state of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the "Sun City" for its bright weather. It is situated in the North-western edge of the country near the Thar Desert. It is a very popular tourist destination in India with myriad palaces, forts and temples. Jodhpur city is the administrative headquarters of Jodhpur District. According to Hindu epic Mahabharata, the city was the heart of the kingdom of Marwar. The Ahirs were the original inhabitants of Jodhpur. Later the Rajputs settled in this region after the intermittent dominance of the Marathas and the British. The current administration of the city takes place under its 65 wards under the Jodhpur Nagar Nigam which is headed by a mayor. Tourism is the main source of the economy as it fuels the handicraft industry as well as local businesses. Bajra (pearl millet), Rabi, wheat, pulses and a variety of spices like jeera, dhania and red chilies are the major crops grown in Jodhpur. The city is a major hub of many educational institutions like Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ), AIIMS Jodhpur, NIFT Jodhpur, National Law University Jodhpur, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur. The places which attract tourist are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, clock towers among others.
The Indian Bank was founded on 15th August,1907. Fourteen top banks were nationalized by the Indian Government on 19th July,1969, including Indian Bank. As a result of the nationalization, the branches of nationalized Indian banks in Malaysia were forbidden to continue operations as parent branches. At that time, Indian Bank had three offices. In 1973, the three branches merged to establish United Asian Bank Berhad and take over their Malaysian operations. After the nationalization, Indian Bank was left with only two foreign offices, one in Colombo and the other in Singapore. The International expansion resumed in 1978 with Indian Bank becoming a technical adviser to PT Bank Rama in Indonesia. Two years later, Indian Bank, BOB, and UBI established Indian Union Bank International Finance, in Hong Kong. The three banks had an equal share in the joint venture; the Indian Banks Chairman became the first Chairman of IUB International Finance. In May 1980, the Indian Bank also opened a foreign currency unit at its branch in Colombo. In 1981, the Indian Bank set up its first Regional Rural Bank, in Chittoor.