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Modi visa: India regrets US decision
March 21, 2005 19:00 IST
Last Updated: March 22, 2005 00:15 IST
India has regretted that the United States did not revise its decision to deny a visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi despite its request for an urgent reconsideration.
Sarna said while it was the sovereign right of a country to grant or deny visas, 'the government does not find this decision by the US in keeping with the objectives that India and the US share as democratic countries'.
Meanwhile, Modi, who was scheduled to start a five-day visit to the US from Sunday, addressed a meeting in New York's Madison Square via a satellite link on Monday.
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