India's Ministry of Health and Family has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.
The patient is a student in the southern state of Kerala and was studying at Wuhan University.
The ministry said in a statement that the patient tested positive for the virus and is in isolation in hospital.
No further details were given about the patient, such as age or gender, but the ministry said they were stable and being closely monitored.
India's first case will inevitably raise further fears over the global spread of the virus.
China and India currently account for about 37% of the entire global population of roughly 7.7 billion, with China currently home to about 1.4 billion people and India to 1.3 billion.