Some important facets of India-Qatar ties (To go with ‘Qatari emir to visit India’)

March 4th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Here are some salient features of India-Qatar ties:

- Indian professionals working there number over 500,000

- Indians form the highest community, larger even than local population

- Annual remittances from the country topped $1 billion last year

- A large number of Indian companies have a presence in Qatar

- Indian firms include TCS, L&T;, Wipro, NIIT, Tech Mahindra, Punj Lloyd and Voltas

- India has contract to import 7.5 million tonnes of gas every year

- India also bought four million tonnes of crude from there last year

- Air India, Jet Airways and Qatar Airways operate direct flights between India and Qatar

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