This year, organisers are promising surprises too. See http://linux-bangalore.org/2004/
For the first time, the event is being called "India's Premier Annual Free & Open Source Event".
Starting in 2004, the New Delhi-based publishers of LINUX FOR YOU magazine also launched their own Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Called LinuxAsia, the next event is to be held in mid-February 2005. See http://www.linuxforu.com/
Apart from that, the second-most populous country in the globe, which has over four dozen LUGs nationwide, doesn't have much in terms of nationwide events.
The nationwide network started by LUGs in the late 'nineties is called Linux-India and is at http://www.linux-india.org/ Some complaints came up here that taking part in national events in a sub-continent sized country makes it simply too difficult for those located, say, 2000 kms away."