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The Indian Diaspora

The Indian Government appointed a high level committee in September 2000 to make a comprehensive study of the global Indian diaspora, and to recommend measures for a constructive relationship with them.

Advances in transport and communications have enabled a closer interaction between overseas Indians and their country of origin than ever before. Rather than viewing this as a 'hub and spoke' arrangement, the report suggests that the 'web' that is emerging could be a leap forward in achieving a globally beneficial impact of the diaspora.

The report includes a detailed examination of the circumstances of the Indian diaspora in selected countries and regions, a review of recommendations on diaspora issues such as dual citizenship and the creation of a single organisation to interact with members of the diaspora.

 

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