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Centre Reports 403 Indian Students’ Deaths Overseas Since 2018, Canada Tops the List

This comprehensive analysis offers a nuanced perspective on the circumstances contributing to these regrettable instances and throws light on the difficulties experienced by the Indian student.

Indian students are fond of studying abroad but there are several consequences of studying in another country. They get to see some difficulties while studying in these countries. A report showed that approx. 403 students died in other countries since 2018 due to various unknown reasons and Canada tops the list with 91 deaths. The government announced today that since 2018, at least 403 Indian students have passed away overseas from a variety of circumstances, including accidents and natural disasters. Of the 34 countries, Canada had the highest death toll.

Union Minister presented the death figures

Union Minister V Muraleedharan presented the figures to the Rajya Sabha, stating that 403 Indian students have passed away overseas since 2018. Canada has reported the death of 91 Indian students since 2018, followed by the UK (48), Russia (40), the US (36), Australia (35), Ukraine (21), Germany (20), Cyprus (14), Italy, and the Philippines (10 each), and according to data provided by the ministry.

V Muraleedharan says Government of India should prioritize Indian students’ security

In addition, he emphasized the Center’s dedication to the security and welfare of Indian students studying overseas, promising to handle specific instances and seek to avert such negative occurrences in the future. According to him, high officials and chiefs of missions frequently stop by colleges and universities to engage with the Indian students enrolled there. He said to the reporters, “The safety and security of Indian students abroad is one of the foremost priorities for the Government of India.”

He further said, “In case there is any untoward incident, it is immediately taken up with the concerned authorities of the host country to ensure that the incident is properly investigated and the perpetrators are punished. The distressed students are also offered comprehensive consular assistance, including emergency medical care, boarding, and lodging when needed.”

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