16 million Indians live abroad: UN


(PTI) United Nations, Ta. 13

According to a United Nations report, 12 million people live abroad in India. India ranks first in terms of the number of citizens residing abroad of any country. According to the U.N., India has the world’s largest expatriate with 15 million.

Most citizens of India live in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, and Saudi Arabia. “India has the largest international population in the world,” said Claire Menozzi, a population affairs officer working in the Population Division of the UN Development for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 16 million Indian expatriates live abroad.

According to Menozzi, migrants from any country are usually settled in one country or region, but Indians live in every corner of the world. From Gulf countries to North America and Australia to Britain.

According to a report titled ‘International Migration 2020 Highlights’, 12 million people live abroad in India. India is followed by Mexico, Russia and China. There are 11 million people living in Mexico, 10 million in China and 3 million in Syria.

2 lakh people from India live in UAE, 2 lakh people live in US and 3 lakh people live in Saudi Arabia. Indians also live in Australia, Canada, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and the UK.

The United States has the largest population of 21 million foreigners. This is followed by 12 million in Germany, 12 million in Saudi Arabia, 12 million in Russia and 4 million in Britain.

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