In early 2531, India Company was assigned to the UNSC Spirit of Fire, a refitted Phoenix-class support vessel attached to the UNSC Navy's Third Fleet. On February 4 of that year the ship arrived at Harvest in the Epsilon Indi system with intent to survey the situation on the planet and to aid the UNSC Prophecy, a Marathon-class heavy cruiser that had been crippled in battle with the Covenant's Fleet of Glorious Interdiction. Fire Team India was among four marine units that were scrambled to board the Prophecy in the midst of an ongoing fight with a few Covenant ships. All together, fire teams India, Echo, Lima, and November were able to successfully purge the navigation database of the Prophecy and rescue those survivors that remained aboard, though these all died shortly thereafter as a result of radiation poisoning contracted during time spent on the damaged ship.
Later that month, on February 23, a small group of marines from the company were designated "Recon Team India" and deployed to the out surface of a mysterious world the Spirit of Fire had followed a Covenant ship carrying Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee and Professor Ellen Anders to. India and another recon team, Recon Team Echo, were tasked with the scouting of potential sites for the establishment of firebases. The team made the journey over the alien planet's terrain in an M312 Elephant. After halting their progress and beginning to unpack the mobile platform, the recon team came under attack from a parasitic lifeform. A member of India was in the middle of communicating with the Spirit of Fire when he and the rest of the team were consumed by the creatures. However, UNSC forces managed to retrieve their Elephant.
Following the destruction of the installation known to the Forerunners as the Etran Harborage, those that remained of India Company entered cryostasis due to the sacrifice of the Spirit's slipspace drive to deny the shield world's treasures to the Covenant. For over twenty-eight years the marines slept until on March 28, 2559, they were awakened with the rest of those aboard by a subroutine left behind by the former shipboard A.I., Serina. Just over a month later, Captain James Cutter authorized India Company to reinforce Sunray 1-1, an elite team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from Boomerang Company, during Operation: SPEARBREAKER. On May 1, the marines fought the forces of the Banished and Forerunner sentinel constructs on Installation 00 during the operation. With help from Sunray 1-1, they were able to prevent the Mgalekgolo pair known as Colony from launching a Forerunner Despair-class fighter at the Spirit of Fire.
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