Tuesday 28 August 2018 12:14 AM UTC
LONDON Aug 28: More Indians are choosing the United Kingdom as their destination of study and travel, according to the British High Commission in India.
The number of student visas increased by 32 percent while a 10 percent rise was recorded in visit visas allotted to Indians from July 2017 to June 2018, the embassy said in a statement.
The number of UK visas granted to Indian nationals is increasing continuously, the high commission said, citing data of the UK Office for National Statistics.
Nine out of 10 Indian visa applications are approved, which is above the global average, it added.
A total of 550,925 Indians were granted the UK visa in the year ending June 2018, marking a 10 percent increase from the corresponding figures the previous year.
Among these, visit visas increased by 10 percent to 454,658, showing that the United Kingdom remains a favorite holiday destination for Indians.
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