Diaspora for Development: Modi’s global envoy Vijay Chauthaiwale spells out the importance of outreach

In an exclusive interview with Connected to India, the head of BJP’s Foreign Affairs Cell, Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, spoke about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Singapore, BJP’s diaspora outreach programme, NRI voting in the 2019 general election, Indian origin Israelis getting OCI cards and other issues of interest to the diaspora.  

Explaining what PM Modi wanted to achieve via the diaspora outreach, Dr Chauthaiwale said, “What the PM wanted to achieve is to have a newly defined connect with the diaspora. He wants to make diaspora part of his development agenda.”

Catch the full interview with Dr Chauthaiwale here:


Himanshu Verma
Himanshu Verma – Founder & CEO

Founder & ceo of Connected to India. Experience and understanding of working in print, electronic, on-mobile and online media. Led branding, marketing and communications teams at ESPN STAR Sports and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Found and divested digital marketing and communications consultancy, Like Minds Consulting to Fifth Ring of UK. Served as their MD for APAC.


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