The Salvation Army began its work in Bombay (later Mumbai) in 1882 as a pioneer party led by Major Frederick Tucker and including Veerasoriya, a Sri Lankan convert, who invaded India with the love and compassion of Jesus. Bombay (Mumbai) was the capital of Bombay Province, which included Gujarat and Maharashtra, and the first headquarters in India was in a rented building at Khatwadi.

From these beginnings the work of God grew in Bombay Province. Various models of administration were tried for the work in Gujarat and Maharashtra until the India Western Territory was established in 1921.

Territorial Leadership

Commissioner Daniel Raju Dasari - Territorial Commander

Lieut-Colonel Zothanmawia Khiangte - Chief Secretary

Lieut-Colonel Vanlalnungi Thiak - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

Sheikh Hafizuddin Marg
Mumbai 400 008

Postal address

PO Box 4510
Mumbai 400 008

Contact us 

Tel: [91] (022) 2308 4705/2307 1140

Email: iwt.mail@iwt.salvationarmy.org