A complete of 403 incidents of dying of Indian college students overseas have been reported since 2018 because of numerous causes together with pure causes, accidents and medical situations with Canada topping the listing with 91 circumstances adopted by 48 within the UK, the federal government knowledgeable Lok Sabha Friday.
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned the welfare of Indian college students overseas is without doubt one of the foremost priorities for the federal government.
“As per the data out there with the ministry, 403 incidents of dying of Indian college students overseas have been reported since 2018 because of numerous causes together with pure causes, accidents and medical situations,” he mentioned.
Jaishankar was replying to a query on security of Indian college students overseas.
“Indian missions/posts overseas reply to any points confronted by Indian college students on precedence foundation,” he mentioned.
Jaishankar additionally offered the country-wise particulars of deaths of Indian college students overseas since 2018.
The information confirmed 91 Indian college students died in Canada, 48 within the UK, 40 in Russia, 36 within the US, 35 in Australia, 21 in Ukraine and 20 in Germany.
In line with the statistics, 14 Indian college students died in Cyprus, 10 every in Philippines and Italy and 9 every in Qatar, China and Kyrgyzstan.
To a separate query, Minister of State for Exterior Affairs V Muraleedharan mentioned India’s coverage in direction of Palestine has been lengthy standing and constant.
“We now have supported a negotiated two State resolution, in direction of institution of a sovereign, impartial and viable State of Palestine inside safe and recognised borders, residing aspect by aspect in peace with Israel,” he mentioned.
The minister mentioned India has strongly condemned the October 7 terror assaults on Israel and the lack of civilian lives within the ongoing Israel-Hamas battle.
“We now have referred to as for restraint and de-escalation and emphasised peaceable decision of the battle by means of dialogue and diplomacy,” he mentioned.
To a separate query, Minister of State for Exterior Affairs RajKumar Ranjan Singh mentioned India’s ‘Neighbourhood First coverage’ continues to information its method in direction of the administration of relations with international locations in its speedy neighbourhood.
He mentioned the coverage is an institutional precedence for all of the related arms of the federal government.
“The Neighbourhood First coverage, inter alia, has resulted in enhancing bodily, digital and other people to folks connectivity throughout the area, in addition to augmenting commerce and commerce,” Singh mentioned.
“The federal government retains a relentless watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s nationwide safety pursuits and takes all essential measures to safeguard it,” he mentioned.
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