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India's kidnap for ransom risk rises on the back of a growing middle class

  • Asia Pacific
  • India
  • Kidnap Risk Analysis & Intelligence
  • Kidnap, Extortion and Threat Response
India's kidnap for ransom risk rises on the back of a growing middle class


Control Risks data shows that the Indian states with the greatest levels of investment have seen the sharpest increases in financially motivated kidnap. In this podcast, Tania Ildefonso and Hemant Shivakumar explore the relationship between politics, economics and the risk of kidnap for both Indian nationals and expatriates.

 

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