Indian HC issues 15 lakh visas to Bangladeshis

DHAKA Indian High Commission issued record 15 lakh visas to Bangladeshi citizens this year marking it as a symbol of strong ties between Dhaka and New Delhi.

The Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) organised a special function at Jamuna Future Park in the capital today marking the achievement where Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed over visas to three freedom fighters.

We're seeing the results. Even a few years back, we used to issue 6.5 lakh to 7 lakh visas yearly. This year, we issued 15 lakh visas, Riva told newsmen after the ceremony.

Riva expressed her satisfaction over the increasing people-to-people connection between Bangladesh and India.

The High Commissioner emphasized the importance of people-to-people relations between the two friendly countries and expressed satisfaction for convenient visa issuance through growing number of visa application centers.

India, she said, has opened 15 Indian Visa Application Centers in Bangladesh with further liberalization visa process.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)