INDIAN DIASPORA IN KUWAIT
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist|July 2021
India and Kuwait savor traditional close-knit ties since time immemorial due to historical trade links, geographical proximity, and cultural ties besides the presence of the Indian diaspora. India is also one of the biggest trading nations of Kuwait and the Gulf nation likewise is a significant supplier of oil to India. The Indian rupee was also the legal tender until 1961 in Kuwait and also the Indo-Kuwaiti trade revolved around textiles, horses, trade, and agricultural goods. Later, the diplomatic ties between the two countries began in 1962 when India was amongst the first nations to recognize the independence of Kuwait.
PREETHI AMARESH

As per the United Nations, the Indian diaspora is known to be one of the most vibrant, dynamic, and the largest globally with over 18 million people residing outside India as of 2020, and the largest number of migrants from India is found in the United States (U.S), United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. The Indian diaspora in Kuwait includes Indian emigrants in Kuwait besides Kuwaiti citizens of Indian descent or origin. As per the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in 2020 there were nearly 989,000 Indians in Kuwait. The major Indian emigrants in Kuwait include Chartered accountants, doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects, successful entrepreneurs, and businessmen, etc. The Indian diaspora is present in all sections of the community in Kuwait and is viewed principally as hardworking and has performed a highly important part in transforming the arid desert nation into a contemporary welfare state by constructing high-end infrastructure, oil factories, power stations, etc. Inward remittances from the country to India are valuable where Kuwait is considered the top source of remittances for India. Furthermore, many Indian schools, hospitals, large-scale firms, and business organizations led by Indians are deployed in private sectors. Besides this, there are many Indian community associations that have gradually increased through the years.

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