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Friday, 23 February 2024 8.13 PM IST

India plans to send 1 lakh workers to Taiwan, defying China; Ensures salary and benefits on par with locals

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NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing conflict with China, India is planning to send around one lakh people to Taiwan for employment. This move aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries. Employment opportunities are being created for Indians in factories, farms and hospitals. Taiwan has been India's largest source of imports for the last two decades.

It is reported that the two nations will sign an employment-related agreement in the first week of December. Simultaneously, it is expected that the agreement between India and Taiwan will escalate tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own and opposes official dealings with the island.

"The India-Taiwan labor agreement is in the final stages of discussion," said Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. Top officials also clarified that a system will be established for the medical examination of Indians interested in working in Taiwan.

Taiwan currently experiences its lowest unemployment rate since 2000 and requires workers to sustain its 790 billion dollar economy. In contrast to other foreign countries, Taiwan offers Indians equal pay and insurance policies comparable to locals. Notably, India and Taiwan signed an investment agreement in 2018.

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