India slaps fresh curbs on visas, schools to stem Chinese influence

With the exception of Mandarin language courses, tie-ups with Chinese institutions are likely to be discontinued

Current Affairs : India is venturing up its controls on Chinese movement in the nation, including additional examination for visas and assessing Beijing’s connections with neighborhood colleges, as relations between the two countries keep on nosing jump.


India’s Ministry of External Affairs has been informed that visas for Chinese businesspeople, scholastics, industry specialists, and backing gatherings will require earlier trusted status, said senior authorities who asked not to be recognized, refering to rules for addressing the media. The measures are like those that have for some time been utilized with Pakistan, India’s neighbor and most despised opponent, they said.


The exercises of India colleges with tie-ups to Chinese foundations are probably going to be definitely downsized, one authority said. The administration is looking into 54 memoranda of understanding marked between instructive organizations including the Indian Institutes of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and others with connections to the official Chinese language preparing office, known as Hanban, which runs Confucius Institutes over the world.


Except for Mandarin language courses, tie-ups with Chinese organizations are probably going to be ended, the authorities said. The organizations are utilized to impact strategy producers, think tanks, ideological groups, corporates and scholastics, they said.


India’s Foreign Ministry didn’t promptly react to a solicitation for input.

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