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Over 676,000 Indians gave up Indian citizenship in five years

The Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Over 6.76 lakh (676,000) Indians gave up Indian nationality between 2015 and 2019 and took up citizenship of other countries, was informed on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said that as per information available with the Ministry of External Affairs, a total number of 1,24,99,395 Indian nationals are living in foreign countries.

Rai said 1,41,656 Indians gave up Indian citizenship in 2015, 1,44,942 in 2016, 1,27,905 in 2017, 1,25,130 in 2018 and 1,36,441 Indians gave up Indian nationality in 2019.

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First Published: Tue, February 09 2021. 18:58 IST
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