Why & How India Missions Association was formed?

In this scenario, in 1977, the newly emerged missions gathered to form India Missions Association in the gathering by the Evangelical Fellowship of India at Devlalai, Maharastra. IMA was formed to connect and to deal with the issues of being cross-cultural missions. Thus, IMA was formed by six different mission agencies (IEM, BYM, FMPB, FEF, QC & MFGA) to bring together Christian organisations in India for mutual help, co-operation, and corporate expression. Today IMA represents 243 Indian mission organisations, agencies and Church groups and about 60,000 Christian workers within India and beyond