Over 87,000 Indians gave up citizenship till June this year: Jaishankar | India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Till June this year, 87,026 Indians gave up their citizenship. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told the Lok Sabha on Friday. With this, more than 17.50 lakh people have left their jobs. Indian citizenship since 2011, the minister said in a written reply.
Jaishankar said that 2,25,620 in 2022, 1,63,370 in 2021, 85,256 in 2020, 1,44,017 in 2019, 1,34,561 in 2018, 1,33,049 in 2017, 1,41,603 Indians in 2016, 1,33,049 in 2017, 2016. ₹31,489 in 2015, 1,29,328, 1,31,405 in 2014, 1,20,923 in 2012 and 1,22,819 in 2011.
The minister said, “The number of Indian citizens searching for a global workplace has been significant in the last two decades. Many of them have opted for foreign citizenship for reasons of personal convenience.”
Jaishankar said that recognizing that the Indian community abroad is an asset to the nation, the government has brought about a transformational change in its engagement with the overseas Indians.
“A successful, prosperous and influential diaspora is beneficial to India and our approach is to harness the diaspora network and use its reputation for national benefit,” he added.