Tighter visa norms for Pakistan-born US citizens

Tighter visa norms for Pakistan-born US citizens

Washington: India has tightened visa approval norms for Pakistan-born American citizens, whose applications will now have to be cleared by New Delhi in the wake of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) foiling an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba plot to use Chicago resident David Coleman Headley to target Indian facilities.

Union home secretary G.K. Pillai recently issued instructions under which all applications for Indian visa from Pakistani-born US nationals would now be processed and cleared by New Delhi instead of its missions in the US.

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