November 2019 \ Diaspora News \

There are about 30 million people of Indian origin ...

  • Mr Inder Singh, Chairman, GOPIO International

There are about 30 million people of Indian origin in the global Indian Diaspora. They wield economic, intellectual and political clout in several countries of the world. A number of Indian origin politicians became the rulers and political leaders in several foreign countries.

The current Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, and former prime minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam of Mauritius, two former prime ministers of Trinidad and Tobago, Basdeo Panday (1995 -2001) and Kamla Persad-Bissessar (2010-15), three presidents of Guyana, Cheddy Jagan (1992-97), Bharrat Jagdeo (1999-2011) and Donald Ramotar (2011-15), two presidents of Singapore, C.V. Deven Nair (1981-85) and S.R. Nathan (1999-2011) are of Indian origin. Former Governor General of New Zealand, Anand Satyanand, former governor of Louisiana,(USA), Bobby Jindal, current Governor of South Carolina (USA), Nikki Haley, and current Defence Minister of Canada, Harjit Sajjanare are of Indian Origin.