Country Boundary from a shapefile: Matplotlib, basemap

I am a new user at matplotlib. I am trying to plot a variable from netCDF
file averaged over time for India. I wish to read and add the country
outline from a shapefile (boundary only).

I was successful in plotting the shapefile and the data individually but
could not overlay the shapefile boundary over the plot.
Is there a way to do it in matplotlib or basemap? what I am looking for
looks like this

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Dhirendra Kumar
PhD Student
School of Environmental Sciences, JNU
New Delhi (India)
Contact: +91 9910778043
Alternate email: dhirendra.cub at

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