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India third largest passport issuing country: Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

External Affairs Minister today said that is the third largest passport issuing country after and the US.

"accounts for 14 per cent of passport issuance and is the third largest passport issuing country after and the US, with over 5.7 crore passports users in the country," Swaraj said at the inaugural function of a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) here in her recorded speech as her helicopter could not land in the city due to bad weather.


She said is attaining one crore mark in issuance of passport during 2014.

Apart from Guwahati and Aizawl which have functional PSKs in the north eastern region, Swaraj said the government is planning to set up PSKs in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and and make them operational by early 2015.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma inaugurated the PSK here.

First Published: Fri, November 14 2014. 16:10 IST
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