Washington, Nov 12: New Delhi officials will now clear visa applications for Pakistan-born US nationals to visit India.
This work was usually done by the Indian embassy in Washington and consulates.
The measure was taken in wake of the busting of the LeT plot, in which the Pakistan-based terror group was planning to use Pak-born US national David Coleman Headley to launch terrorist attacks in India.
Union home secretary G K Pillai issued the instruction in this regard.
According to the instruction, all the applications for Indian visa from Pakistani-born US nationals would now be processed and cleared by New Delhi.
All the Indian Missions in the US have been directed to adhere to the new instructions in this regard from New Delhi.