India has ordered 60 Chinese experts visiting the country on a business visa to leave the country immediately. The Times of India report on Thursday explained that a Mumbai Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) issued the notice to visiting Chinese experts for ostensible violations of business visas.
“A mobile phone manufacturer implementing the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative recently learned that around 60 Chinese experts visiting its Daman and Silvassa plants were asked by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to “leave India” immediately for ostensible violations of business visas. The company approached the Bombay high court on Wednesday to question the validity of the “drastic notices”.” said the report in Times of India on Thursday.
According to the company’s counsel, Nausher Kohli, the Chinese nationals were sent by the company’s joint venture partner, its customers and suppliers from abroad to visit plants of Pacific Cyber Technology in the country on business visas.
The report shared that one of the leave India notices read, “Consequent upon the field inspection on December 4 at M/s Pacific Cyber technology Pvt Ltd, Athal, you…were found working on machine, therefore you have violated the condition laid down for B-1 visa granted to you.”
An FRRO Officer from Dadra and Nagar Haveli is also quoted as saying, “Now, you are hereby directed to leave India immediately for misuse of B-visa, otherwise action will be initiated against you under Foreigners Act and Rules.”
The company has its registered office in Mumbai and its mobile manufacturing units are in Daman and Silvassa, has manufactured “5.5 million phones” in the past seven months. These plants design, develop and assemble mobile phones and are “committed to the government’s Make in India movement,” according to the urgent petitioned filed by the counsel.
Earlier, India had evicted Chinese journalists from the country for their involvement in matters such as the Tibetan issue of Dorje Shugden and conspiring to wage a rebellion from Tibetan refugees in India against the Dalai Lama!