Singapore is home to one of the most accomplished Indian diaspora in the world: HCI Singapore Jawed Ashraf

Singapore and India are high priorities for each other, said outgoing High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Jawed Ashraf in an exclusive interview to Connected to India

"[Singapore] is [India's] major economic partner, and certainly one of the most important defence partners. We do a lot of things together in international forums as well," he shared. 

But what makes Singapore interesting, is that the island is home to "one of the best and most accomplished Indian diaspora in the world." 

Hear what Mr Ashraf had to say about Singapore-India relations and the uniqueness of the Indian diaspora here. 


Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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