India streamlines visa rules for China
India has streamlined its visa rules for Chinese tourists. The new visa policy, business and tourist visas will be processed within two days. “The Indian Embassy has put in place an expedited timeline of two days from the date of submission of an application to issuing of business and tourist visa with immediate effect and no extra charges,” Ashok K Kantha, India’s Ambassador to China was quoted as saying by the PTI. Furthermore, India will host a year-long ‘ Festival of India’ in 12 Chinese cities, to promote culture and tourism in the country.