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India revamps visa system to boost visitor numbers

13 October 2013 Last updated at 12:26 BST

The Indian government has decided to overhaul the country's visa system in an attempt to boost tourism and business.

The country's limited visa-on-arrival scheme is to be extended to another 40 nationalities including visitors from the US, Australia and much of Europe, with 16 different types of visa reduced to just three - for work, business and tourism.

Neil Heathcote reports.

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