The Republic of Uttar Bharat is a survivor nation in the north of India. Being created in the first few months of the chaos, it has recently stabilised the north of former India and has added it onto its area of control.
In the leadup to the nuclear exchange, the State of Himachal Pradesh was seeing the buildup to a regional election.
As the nukes feel on India, people watched in horror. There was nothing they could do except hope for the best and trust their armed forces to down as many nukes as they could.