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India to give business visa for 3-5 years for SAARC: PM Modi

PTI 26 Nov 2014, 11:56:25 AM IST

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India will give business visa for three to five years for SAARC countries and called for making procedures simple and facilities better.

"India will now give business visa for three-five years for SAARC countries," Modi said at the two-day SAARC summit that began on Wednesday.

"I also believe that if we can light up each other's towns and villages, we can build a brighter tomorrow for our region," he added.

He noted: "India has huge trade surplus with SAARC countries. I believe that this is neither right nor sustainable."

"Let's all make our procedures simple, our facilities better, our standards common and our paper work less burdensome," he further said.