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India to take up visa issue with US: Natwar

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | March 18, 2005 15:04 IST
Last Updated: March 18, 2005 17:08 IST

India will take up with the US the issue of visa being denied to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh said on Friday.

Singh told newspersons in New Delhi that he would be reporting the matter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other colleagues.

He said he will take up the matter with US embassy officials.

Singh said on February 28, his ministry had sent a note verbale to the American embassy mentioning that the Gujarat CM would be visiting the US to address the Asian-American Hotel Owners' Association in Florida and meet business leaders.

It had requested that multi-entry visa be affixed on Modi's passport, the minister said.

With PTI inputs

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Sub: No need of an interfare from the Indian Government

I think there is no need to talk at the official level by our foreign minister. As far it is reported, Mr. Modi was scheduled ...

Posted by Somdev Kar

Sub: Ridiculus - insult to India

This is really ridiculous on part of USA. It is like not giving enough respect to the Judiciary of a Demoratic India. When the Indian ...

Posted by praveen

Sub: You can't Demand Embassy

Hi, I who every got rejected the visa, should keep there mouth shut and come out. Don't make it as a Nation issue. They (US ...

Posted by Narender Modi


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