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Hernia repair may be the most common surgical procedure by a practicing surgeon today. It is apt that hernia management is an area that a surgeon ought to be comfortable with. After introduction of laparoscopic / endoscopic hernia repair, lot of debate has been generated. A group of like minded hernia enthusiasts from the Asia Pacific region joined hands together and Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) was formed in September 2004 at Singapore. The Hernia Society of India (National Chapter of Asia Pacific Hernia Society) is created to propagate the aims and missions of the parent society in India. The object of the Society shall be to promote and advance the teaching and research in hernia surgery in India and the Indian subcontinent.