Courtesy PM Modi: India ranked among World's most dangerous countries for foreigners

Courtesy PM Modi: India ranked among World's most dangerous countries for foreigners

NEW DELHI - Survey ranks India fifth-most dangerous country in the world for foreigners, according to a report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for guidance to expats around the world.

In the survey – Expat Insider Survey 2019- India has been placed at 60 of 64 countries on safety and security.

According to the survey it has been found that over four in ten respondents reported negative feelings about the peacefulness in India and 27% were displeased with their personal safety — three times the global average of 9%.

“A US American expat, for example, does not like “always having to keep my guard up — as a female, I don’t feel safe. As a resident, I often feel taken advantage of at work and outside work,” the survey said.

In a recent wave of attacks on foreigners in India ,numerous reports of tourists being raped have startled those visiting the Hindu-majority country, with some even pursuing civil cases in Indian courts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The expats also rated negatively to the question of political stability in India . “Almost double the global average (32% vs 17% worldwide) rate the political stability of the country negatively. An Australian expat shares that ‘politics has become hardline, and there are social tensions’,” the survey found. .

Albeit, grave concerns were expressed with reference to security and political instability in the report ,health and cleanliness concerns are among other parameters where India has bee rated poorly.The poor ratings for health can mainly be attributed to the quality of the environment, which is rated negatively by more than eight in ten expats (83% vs only 20% globally).

India has been placed at 63 out of 64 for leisure options and 60 out of 64 for health and well-being.

Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria and Argentina are other countries that are ranked very unsafe for expats. The survey has covered and interviewed people who live and work abroad to research the topic

New Delhi