Indian Rupee History over the last 96 Yrs

Based on data available

Year Exchange rate Depreciation Event/ War Govt in power Leader
(inr per US$)
1917 0.0769 WW2 41 to 45 Great Britain Queen
1925 0.1 Indo/Pak1 47 Great Britain Queen
1947 1 Arab/Israel 48 INCongress Nehru
1952 5 500% Vietnam  59–75 INCongress Nehru
1965 Indo/China 61 INCongress LB Shastri
1970 7.6 52% Indo/Pak2 65 INCongress Indira G
1975 8.409 11% Indo/Pak/Bang3 71 INCongress Indira G
1979 Janata Party Morarji D
1980 7.887 7% App Congress I Indira G 80 – 84
1985 12.369 57% Iran Iraq 80-88 Congress I Rajiv G 84 – 89
1989 16? Black Monday 1987 Janata Dal V. P. Singh 89-90
1990 17.504 41.50% GW Bush Sr Janata Dal /CongI Chandra Shekhar 90-91
1991 21? 20% Desert Storm 90-91 Congress I P. V. N Rao 91
1995 32.427 Cil crises Congress I P. V. NRao 96
1996 30.5? 45% Janata Dal /CongI Deve Gowda
1997 30.5? Kargil 99 Janata Dal /CongI I K Gujral
1999 42.33
2000 45 Afghan 01 BJP/NDA (98/04) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2004 45.28 7.00% Tech crash 2002 MMS / S G UPA1 04
2006 48.336 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA1
2007 (Oct) 38.48 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA1
2008 (June) 42.51 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA1
2008 (October) 48.88 Lehman 2008 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA1 09
2009 (October) 46.37 QE1 2008/9 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2010 (January 22) 46.21 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2011 (April) 44.17 QE2 2011 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2011 (September 21) 48.24 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2011 (November 17) 55.395 OPTwist End 2011 Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2012 (May 23) 56.25[6] Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2012 (June 22) 57.15[7] Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2013 (May 15) 54.73[8] Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2013 (June 10) 58.150[9] Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2013 (June 11) 58.950[10] Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2
2013 (June 19) 58.75 30% Congress Sonia MMS / S G UPA2

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