Ambala is a city as well as a municipal corporation located in the district of the same name within the Indian state of Haryana. The city forms the border of Haryana and Punjab and lies close to the state capital Chandigarh. Ambala consists of two sub-areas - the Ambala Cantonment area and the Ambala City are, that are less than a kilometer apart. The twin city has a large base of Indian Army and Indian Air Force within its cantonment area. This city separates the Ganges network from the Indus network and the rivers Ghaggar and Tangri surround it. Ambala plays a pivotal role in local tourism, connecting tourists to Chandigarh, Shimla, New Delhi and Amritsar. Gurudwara Manji Sahib, situated within the city, is a place worth visiting in Ambala. The economy of the city is fuelled by its "Cloth Market" which draws shoppers from surrounding areas. It has a dense cluster of at least 1000 wholesale shops that sell a wide range of cloth items like hand-loom textiles, silk, various kinds of sarees, suitings, shirtings as well as dress material of all types. This market is considered to be the largest cloth trading market in Asia. Most of the residents of Ambala are employed in this business.
The Indian Bank was established on 15 August 1907 as a part of Swadeshi movement. The bank is serving the nation with a dedicated staff of 19,843 as of 31st March 2018, and total business of the bank has touched Rs3,70,000 Crores. The bank has its overseas branches in Singapore, Colombo along with a foreign currency banking unit at Columbo and Jaffna. The two subsidiary diversified banking activities include IndBank Merchant Banking Services Ltd and Ind Bank Housing Ltd. The bank has allocated 2975 sub service areas as per Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Seva Scheme under Finacial Inclusion Plan. The Indian Bank has a major role in introducing Self Help Groups(SHGs) and Financial Inclusion Projects in the country. The NABARD had awarded Indian Bank for being one among the two PSBs which linked the credit with the SHGs during 36th Foundation Day celebration at NABARD. The Indian Bank has also received Best Performer Award for microfinance activities in Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry(UT). Till now the bank has incorporated 39 specialized microfinance offices across the country.