India's GDP collapsed by 23.9 percent in the quarter ending in June on a constant-price year-over-year basis, as the country's efforts to contain the coronavirus wreaked havoc on its economy. In the fall quarter - India's second quarter of the current fiscal year - the country's GDP shrank by 7.5 percent, causing the country to enter a recession.
India's economic decline was one of the worst among major economies, with the U.S. economy for example contracting 9.5 percent and 2.9 percent on a comparable basis in the two quarters.
India went into a coronavirus-related lockdown at the end of March - later than many other Asian and European nations - so the effects of the stay-at-home order only became fully visible in the quarter ending in June. With the COVID-19 restrictions having been loosened, but the virus continuing to rage in the country, the past quarter's results have improved, but remain dismal.