Spotting Indian nationals around Yerevan is not unusual. Every year hundreds of Indians enroll in the country’s universities: about 1,000 Indian students were registered at the Yerevan State Medical University in 2016. After graduation however they all head back home.
Santosh Arora Kumar arrived in Yerevan 30 years ago, and never left. She married an Armenian, she settled, bringing up five children and making the point of being an ambassador of her country’s culture. She is an Armenian citizen today.