Extremes of Hot and Cold Weather in India
Dash, S.K. and Mamgain, A. 2011. Changes in the frequency of different categories of temperature extremes in India. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50: 1842-1858.
The two researchers state that their results indicate "a significant decrease in the frequency of occurrence of cold nights in the winter over India and its seven homogeneous regions in the north except in the western Himalaya," while noting that southern regions show a drastic decrease in the frequency of cold nights relative to the period 1969-75, and reporting that "a significant increasing trend in the number of warm days in summer is noticed only in the interior peninsula." Summing things up in their concluding paragraph, therefore, they say their overall results indicate that "the decreasing trends in the frequency of cold nights are more significant and prevalent than the increasing trends in warm days in India."
In light of the fact that cold kills far more people than heat does, nearly everywhere in the world - see Health Effects of Temperature (Hot vs. Cold) in our Topical Archive - Dash and Mamgain's findings bode well, indeed, for the people of India, especially since the warming in summer is fairly minimal and should have little to no effect on agriculture.