Govt expresses concern over possibility of return of large number of F-1 visa Indian students from US

Anurag Srivastava

New Delhi: India has expressed concern over the possibility that F-1 visa students attending online-only classes in the US may lead to the return of a large number of Indian students studying there.

In reply to a media query, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has conveyed the concern to the US side.

He said, the matter was raised by Foreign Secretary with his counterpart during Foreign Office Consultations.

He said, India has urged the US that there is a need to keep in mind the role that educational exchanges and people to people relations have played in development of Indo-US relations.

He said, the US has noted the concerns.

Replying to a query on opening of Kartarpur Corridor, Mr Srivastava said there is an agreement on Kartarpur Sahib and India and Pakistan are currently consulting various stakeholders in this regard.