外文标题：MHA frowns over ‘visa on arrival’ for Chinese tourists, brushes aside tourism ministry plan
NEW DELHI: The home ministry has expressed reservations over the tourism ministry’s plan to extend tourist visa-on-arrival (TVoA) to China citing security concerns. Sources said the home ministry doesn’t want the facility to be extended to China without “suitably addressing some key security concerns”.
At a meeting with home minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday, minister of state for tourism Mahesh Sharma requested that ‘visa-on-arrival’ scheme be immediately extended to China, UK, France, Spain and Italy. “The home minister indicated that an announcement in this regard shall be made soon, possibly in the next two to four days,” Sharma told journalists after his discussions with Singh on the TVOA scheme.
周二，在与内政部长Rajnath Singh会面时，旅游部长Mahesh Sharma请求把“落地签”的方案立即扩及中国、英国、法国、西班牙和意大利。“内政部指示可能会在未来2-4天宣布新的政策。”
However, sources said the home ministry is not in favour of any hasty decision on including China among the list of TVoA beneficiaries. “There are certain security concerns flagged by our intelligence agencies. We need to sort these out before taking a final call on extending the facility to Chinese tourists,” said a senior home ministry official. Though the issue of stapled visas by China to residents of Arunachal Pradesh also remains a matter of concern to India, the fact that TVoA scheme does not seek reciprocity may not hold back approval of China as a beneficiary.
Smita Ghia (Maharashtra)
China can not be trusted.we have border dispute with China and it is friend of Pakistan
From the past-experiance CHINA can not be trusted as IT is a communist-country and friend with PAKISTAN..!
Veevaeck Swami ()r
granting VoA to China will be a mistake…
Drs Sears Appalswamy (Netherlands)
Its a very appropriate, wise and good policy by the Indian Government. Chinese tourists can bring billions of euros of revenue and create one million jobs in the tourist industry for India. They come in droves to visit Europe and buy millons of euros worth of polished dialmonds too. Indians would be wealthier by this visa free travel for Chinese tourists to India. Jai Hind
Bipin Mehra (Unknown
They are giving visa on a separate sheet to the people of Arunachal and Nagaland. In some cases they are NOT giving visa to the residents of these states. Then why should we give this facility?
It will be a bad decision unless of course China reciprocates the gesture in equal measure.
Anil Kulkarni (Pune)
It appears that we are in a hurry to give sops. The international relations need to be on mutual and equal footing. When China refuses to stop giving staple visa to our certain citizens what is the need to show this Magnanimity?
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Govt must be more careful over ‘visa on arrival’ for Chinese tourists.Fist solve border issue first and have cordial relation before taking such decision.
Home Ministry has every reason to protest. Chinese people can never be trusted. Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai ear is ever fresh in the memory of people.
Rahul Gala (Unknown)
If Chinese are given Visa on arrival, it will be difficult to control the crowd coming in India as Chinese tourists have been on a rise in every country of the world and with India being one of the cheapest countries to visit, we would have to search for Indians amongst the Chinese.