After humanity's first contact with extraterrestrials, India, like all other countries had messages sent to its populace by General Zod. Later, while attempting to terraform the planet, General Zod's World Engine landed on the Indian coast and began to transform Earth's atmosphere. It was, however, eventually destroyed by Superman.
Later, from the Kryptonian wreckage, a large quantity of Kryptonite was found in the waters off the Indian coast. It was subsequently purchased by Lex Luthor and shipped to the United States in his ship the White Portuguese.