Make in India: Challenges & Prospects

‘Visa on arrival’ to attract Japan, Korea investors

This was being done keeping in mind the “Make in India” policy of the government and to make India an attractive destination for investors from the 2 countries.

  1. After PM Modi’s announcement that all Japanese citizens would get “visas on arrival”, the government has decided to extend it only to the business community for now.
  2. The government is actively considering including South Korea in this category.
  3. Japan and South Korea are already on the list of 113 countries whose citizens can arrive in India through an electronic tourist visa on arrival (e-TV) platform.
  4. Japan had earmarked a $11-12-billion fund for “Make in India”.
  5. At least 3 Japanese firms were given the go-ahead in 2015 to set up shop in India.

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