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|Regions with significant populations|
|Stockholm · Lund · Malmö · Göteborg · Karlskrona · Västerås|
|Swedish · English · languages of India|
|Hinduism · Sikhism · Catholicism · Lutheranism · Jainism · Sunni Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
|People of Indian Origin|
Some Indian students who went to Sweden in the 1950s settled down there. Another stream of Indians came from Uganda in the 1970s. Some Indians sought and obtained political asylum after 1984.
During the period of 2001 to 2010, of the total of 23,000+ South Asian students coming for higher studies in Sweden taking advantage of the tuition-free high-quality education system, 33% were Indians as per study. A percentage of this number have managed to settle in the country after finishing their education mostly finding highly skilled jobs at the bio-medical companies, research divisions, telecommunications (Ericsson AB, Sony Ericsson & ST-Ericsson), universities etc.
The Indian community is culturally very active. Different associations hold cultural functions and observe national days.
- David Batra – Swedish stand-up comedian
- Daniel Chopra – Swedish professional golfer
- Ayesha Quraishi – Swedish performance artist
- Timo Räisänen – indie-pop musician
- Kelly Gale – Swedish supermodel
- Nila Vikhe Patil – Advisor to Swedish PM http://www.ndtv.com/indians-abroad/maharashtra-educationists-daughter-named-sweden-pmo-advisor-1269653
- "Other European countries". Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora (PDF). pp. 133–156.
- Julia Velkova (4 November 2011). "Large number of South Asian students at Swedish universities 2001–2010". Lund University.