India's passport was ranked 87th in the Henley Passport Index list. Japan, Singapore and South Korea have the most powerful passports as the world continues to recover from Covid-19, reversing pre-pandemic rankings that were dominated by European nations.
India's passport ranked 87th in the passport index, offering visa-free access to 60 countries, including Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Macau as opposed to 58 countries in 2021. According to an Economic Times report, as many as 1,63,370 Indians surrendered their citizenship.
India is ranked 87th out of 199 passports on the Henley Passport Index, which ranks the strongest and weakest passports based on information provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA).
What Country Has the Weakest Passport? Afghanistan has the weakest passport in the world by travel freedom. The HPI places Afghanistan at the bottom of its list, in 112th place. A passport issued by Afghanistan allows the holder to enter only 27 countries and territories without applying for a visa in advance.
Passport Power Ranking and visa-free travel
As of January 2022, The Passport Index ranks Indian passport at 71st place on global ranking with 58 mobility ranking (based on visa-free or visa on arrival access to nations or territories).
India has emerged as the fourth most powerful country in Asia. It has been ranked fourth among the 26 countries and territories in Indo-Pacific for comprehensive power as per the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index 2021.
According to the index, Pakistan is placed on the 109th position on the list, with visa-free access to only 31 destinations across the world. Only three other countries' passports rank lower than Pakistan's in the world which include Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Japan has the world's most powerful passport - providing hassle-free entry to 193 countries. Just one country short, Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.
According to rankings from Henley & Partners, a citizenship advisory firm, the U.S. passport ranks seventh in the world when it comes to access. Americans can get into 186 international destinations without applying for additional visas in advance.
Japan for the fifth year running remains topped the list, as Japanese passport-holders can visit 193 destinations without a visa, two more destinations than last year's report. Singapore and South Korea tied for second place, both with access to 192 countries.
The reason for the low rank of the Indian passport varies across sectors that include national poverty, international status, size of the country, economy, and more.
Which countries aren't allowed in Israel? None! Israel allows tourists from every single nation, even those that do not recognize Israel. Every nationality is allowed to enter Israel, but some need a visa approved in advance.
Nepal's passport is among the weakest in the world—weaker than North Korea's. The dismal state of the Nepali passport can largely be attributed to Nepalis hiding out illegally in foreign countries while on temporary visas, say officials.
French nationality remained the best in the world according to the 2018 edition of the Quality of Nationality Index, earning a score of 83.5% out of a possible 100%, fractionally ahead of Germany and the Netherlands.
The UAE has emerged as one of the most powerful passports in the world, with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 176, according to the latest Henley Passport Index. The title comes after the UAE emerged as the “pandemic winner,” making it the strongest passport in the GCC region and the Middle East.
A Japanese passport provides hassle-free entry to 193 countries, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, reason why it's the most powerful in the world. What makes a powerful passport? The country with the highest visa-free score has the most powerful passport.
The UAE passport has been ranked as the 15th most powerful in the world with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 176, according to the latest ranking released by Henley & Partners, a global investment migration consultancy.
Pakistani passport holders have visa-free access to Dominica, Haiti, Samoa, Qatar, and a few more. Read on and find more information about the Pakistani passport and the traveling opportunities it offers to its holder.
The Bangladesh passport once again ranked the ninth weakest in the world in the third-quarter edition of the Henley Passport Index 2022. Its holders can travel to only 41 out of 227 travel destinations around the world without a prior visa, according to the index.
Now in 2019, China is almost 4.61 times richer than India in nominal method and 2.30 times richer in ppp method. Per capita rank of China and India is 72th and 145th, resp, in nominal. Per capita rank of China and India is 75th and 126th, resp, in ppp.
Army Chief General MM Naravane today said that India will "come out victorious" in case of war with China. The Army Chief, however, said that war stays only as an "instrument of last resort". Army Chief General MM Naravane today said that India will "come out victorious" in case of war with China.
Lack of international representation. India is not a permanent member of the UNSC, although currently, it is one of the four-nations group actively seeking a permanent seat in the council. Thus India lacks the ability to extend its influence or ideas on international events in the way superpowers do.