Indian Directory Assistance
Operator Assisted Enquiry Services

197 Directory Assistance for people in the same area
183 Directory Assistance for national long distance numbers in India

197 or 183 are the equivalent
to the North American 411 or the European 118 xxx

It is impossible to call Indian Directory Assistance from abroad.
But with some luck you get connected to an operator
when calling the central switchboard of BSNL
+91 161 240 9495
+91 877 228 8022

commercial BSNL

commercial BSNL