60-day visa rule relaxed 'slightly': Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Dec 31: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday, Dec 31, said the 60-day visa rule for tourists have been relaxed 'slightly'.

Addressing a press conference here, he said, " A foreigner who uses India as a base to go to neighbouring countries can avail of three re-entries within 60 days if he has the sufficient itinerary."

He insisted that an overwhelming majority of tourists visiting India would not be affected by the new visa policy of the government.

To a query, Chidambaram said the Ministry of External Affairs and his Ministry are on the same page on the visa issue.

Chidambaram's statement came after Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor had questioned tightening of visa rules, contending that it could make India 'less welcoming' destination for tourists.

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