Sanctions are an essential part of demonstrating disapproval for a country’s actions. India’s membership of various diplomatic, cultural, and socio-economic forums provides both an undeserved façade of respectability and material support for its crimes. By calling for sanctions against India, activists educate society about gross violations of international law and seek to end the complicity of other nations in these violations.



The following export product groups categorize the highest dollar value in Indian global shipments during 2019. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from India.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: US$44.1 billion (13.7% of total exports)
  2. Gems, precious metals: $36.7 billion (11.4%)
  3. Machinery including computers: $21.2 billion (6.6%)
  4. Organic chemicals: $18.3 billion (5.7%)
  5. Vehicles: $17.2 billion (5.3%)
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $16.1 billion (5%)
  7. Electrical machinery, equipment: $14.7 billion (4.5%)
  8. Iron, steel: $9.7 billion (3%)
  9. Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $8.6 billion (2.7%)
  10. Knit or crochet clothing, accessories: $7.9 billion (2.5%)

India’s top 10 exports accounted for roughly three-fifths (60.2%) of the overall value of its global shipments.