AKB48 will be forming a new international sister group named MUM48 based out of Mumbai, India.
On December 27, a special SHOWROOM program was released featuring AKB48's general manager Yui Yokoyama. The idol announced the group's intentions to form the new sister group.
MUM48's color will be a light green which is said to represent India's growth and energy.
This will be AKB48's 6th international sister group. There are currently 4 other international groups: JKT48 in Jakarta, BNK48 in Bangkok, TPE48 in Taipei, and MNL48 in Manila. A sister group is also planned for Shanghai.
No date has been set for the construction of a theater or auditions to join the group.