India announces liberalised visa policy for Canadian visitors

Speaking in Ottawa during a state visit to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new visa policy for Canadian nationals visiting India that would support greater engagement and people-to-people contacts between India and Canada.

India will now issue an Electronic Visa Authorisation for tourist visas for Canadian nationals who will also now be eligible for 10-year visas.

PM Modi earlier made a trip to France and Germany, and during his visit Paris informed Delhi of its decision to implement a scheme for expedited 48 hour visa issuance for Indian tourists, as Modi in turn announced an electronic visa facility for French tourists.