This may not be widely known but of the thousands of foreign nationals seeking medical treatment in India, a staggering 80,000 come from one country—Iraq! They come because of easy flight connections, including by Iraqi Airways. Then medical care in India is reasonable and comprehensive compared to other parts of the world and there’s the familiarity associated with India and Indians. Iraqi infrastructure before it was ruined by sanctions, wars and invasion, was largely built on the backs of Indian labour. Indian teachers and professors have played no small part in this. Also, let’s not forget Bollywood!