The city of Jammu in the Jammu Division of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is the winter capital of the state. All the administrative offices of Jammu & Kashmir move from Srinagar to Jammu from November to April. Jammu is the main cultural and economic center of the administrative division of Jammu. The city dwells on the banks of River Tawi, with five bridges on the river. Jammu city is surrounded by the Shivalik range and the Trikuta Range. It experiences a humid subtropical climate with extremely torrid summer reaching 46 ?C, and freezing winters, occasionally falling below 4 ?C. Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu. The city serves as a focal point for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi. All the major tourist attractions in Kashmir such as Poonch, Doda and Laddakh are reached via Jammu city. Hence, the city bustles with tourists from all the parts of India throughout the year. Various places of tourist interest in and around Jammu include old historic relics like Mubarak Mandi, Rani Park, Amar Mahal, Purani Mandi, Bahu Fort, Ranbireshwar Temple, Karbala, Raghunath Temple, Peer Meetha, Old city, etc. The economy of the city is also supported by its number of woodgrain mills and rice mills which cater to the local population. There is an industrial estate located at Bari Brahamna which has Industrial units manufacturing products like carpets, electronic goods, electric goods, etc. This area also has a freight rail link which aids in carrying the manufactured goods to other parts the country.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.