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India opens its 16th Visa application center in Kushtia

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The 16th Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Bangladesh was inaugurated by High Commissioner Pranya Verma in Kushtia town. The opening ceremony was attended by Mahbubul Alam Hanif, a Member of Parliament from Kushtia-3. The IVAC is expected to provide more convenience and accessibility to the residents of Kushtia and nearby areas who need to apply for visas to travel to India.

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According to a press release by the High Commission of India in Bangladesh, the newly inaugurated IVAC center is expected to enhance tourism, trade, and people-to-people exchanges between India and Bangladesh. The center is aimed at promoting a peaceful and prosperous region where individuals can travel, work together, and exchange ideas with ease and convenience.

The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh operates the biggest visa operation centre in the world. A large number of foreign visitors to India, including those applying for medical, tourist, business, and student visas, come from Bangladesh. In the fiscal year 2019-20, more than 1.6 million visas were issued in Dhaka.

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