Nashik, in Maharashtra, is known for its grapes which have earned this city the title of the "wine capital of India." Around 200 kilometers north of Mumbai, Nashik is an ancient city which stands on the banks of the Godavari. It is the 4th largest city in Maharashtra. Its expansive surroundings, the popular tourism and a soothing climate altogether make it a unique place. With thousands of Indians visiting the Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik, this city has become a popular pilgrimage for devotees. Nashik is regarded as one of the holiest Hindu cities as it has more than a hundred ancient temples such as the Shiva Temple and the Kalaram Temple. Anjaneri, the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, is also situated near Nashik. The famous Kumbh Mela is held at Nashik. Mythologically, Nashik is believed to be the location where Laxman, upon Lord Ramas advice, cut the nose of Ravanas sister Shurpanakha. Thus the city was named "Nashik," derived from the Sanskrit word "Nashika" which means nose. The economy of Nashik is mainly driven by agriculture, grape production in particular. Several industries have also come up in the area. Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds aircraft manufacturing plant has made the city a defense and aerospace manufacturing hub. The Currency Note Press, where the Indian currency notes are printed, and the India Security Press, where Indian government stamps are printed, are among the other important units at Nashik. Thus, Nashik is one of those cities that have witnessed drastic economic progress in the last decade.
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.