Students and workforce migrating out of India for better opportunities and/or quality of life is not a new trend, but it seems to balance itself out with the number of people coming to India for work showing an increase.
The Australia-India pathway, in particular, had the highest amount of traffic going both ways. Even Australia’s own reports indicate that India is the largest source for their skilled-migration programme.
Most of the outflow includes skills in software development, which is India’s comparative advantage as a country known for its provision of tech talent. Most of the incoming skills, on the other hand, have to do with oil and gas. That lines up with most of the incoming talent coming from oil producing nations like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.