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Diaspora key to India’s soft power diplomacy: MEA Official

MEA Secretary Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, lauded the diaspora for not only excelling in the country of their choice but also propelling growth in India.

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Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Secretary Dr Ausaf Sayeed hailed the Indian Diaspora as a dynamic and powerful entity, and an important part of India’s soft power diplomacy.

Speaking at Indian Council of World Affairs’ panel discussion on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2023, Sayeed said that the country has the largest and oldest diaspora in the world. However, their importance has only grown over time and currently they play a vital role in effective dissemination of India's culture, heritage and traditional Indian knowledge across the globe.

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