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Rishi Sunak's rise signifies the arrival of the Indian diaspora

New generations of emigrants have successfully plunged into local politics

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Rishi Sunak attends a Conservative Party leadership campaign event with his wife and daughters on July 23: The historic possibility that he might be the next leader of the U.K. has struck a chord.   © Reuters

Sreeram Chaulia is professor and dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs in Sonipat, India. His most recent book is "Crunch Time: Narendra Modi's National Security Crises."

The success of Rishi Sunak, former British chancellor, at winning a place in the runoff to be the next leader of the U.K.'s ruling Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister has triggered intense excitement and interest in India and among its 32 million-strong diaspora around the world.

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