Dhaka: Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has issued the first five-year multiple entry tourist visa to Md Nurul Hoque Akhand, aged 68 years, a resident of Gazipur, reports UNB.
The government of India recently announced that Bangladesh nationals above the age of 65 years would henceforth be eligible for long-term multiple entry tourist visas valid for five years.
The continuous period of stay during each visit on long term tourist visas shall not exceed 90 days.
This is a goodwill gesture extended by the government of India for the benefit of senior citizens.
This is expected to facilitate ease of securing Indian visas and further strengthen people-to-people contacts and relations between the two countries.