Indian Diaspora: Issues and Challenges

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Shurabhi Ghosh


People leave their homeland, some to follow their dreams, some run from war, hunger and some by the sense of adventure but leaving homeland and settled in abroad is a life changing experience. A UN report –International Migration Highlights by UNDESA said that the Indian Diaspora (18 million residing outside India), is the largest in the world. Over the last years, the prime minister has repeatedly called attention to the importance of Diaspora which will play a key role in the promotion of Indian foreign policy goals. The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual overview of Diaspora, growing significance in foreign Policy, its Issues, challenges and government initiative.

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