Syria has a relatively small Indian community; about 1000 individuals including family members. Some of them are professionals working with UN and other international organizations such as ICARDA. Some Indian technical and management professionals are also employed in MNCs like ABB, Ernst & Young, ELTEL Middle East, and also in big Syrian companies like MGC, Mediterranean Steel, Katakit etc. Around 65-75 engineers are working in oil/gas fiends in Deir-Ez-Zor. The total number also includes Indian students studying in theological institutes in Saida-e-Zeinab and some other private institutions in Damascus.
Indian community members are requested to register themselves with Embassy