By BS Reporter
The government on Friday said it would await the outcome of the proposal mooted by the British government to introduce an experiment wherein those intending to visit will have to pay a hefty cash bond of Euro 3,000 (Rs 2.77 lakh).
"This is a work in progress. They are still mulling it over. We should wait until we hear from them on what is their view. They are well aware of our concerns," Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson, ministry of external affairs, told reporters here on Friday.
He added the matter would be discussed in detail at the India-UK consular dialogue, expected late next month. "They have told us that this matter will form the basis of discussion this time."
India has also raised the issue at the diplomatic level, Akbaruddin said.
Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma had strongly raised the issue during his stay in London. He'd met Vince Cable, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills; Oliver Letwin, minister for government policy in the Cabinet office, and Gregory Barker, minister in charge of business engagement with India.