India to Ease Visa Norms for Chinese Technicians, Expand Scope beyond PLI Sectors

India is set to implement new visa guidelines allowing Chinese technicians to stay for up to six months to install machinery and train Indian workers, enhancing the manufacturing sector. The streamlined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) await clearance from the Inter-Ministerial Committee for capital goods. These guidelines aim to address delays and facilitate the production-linked incentives (PLI) and non-PLI manufacturing sectors. Despite geopolitical tensions and rigorous approval processes, the necessity for Chinese expertise remains crucial for India’s industries. The Ministry of Home Affairs’ move to ease visa restrictions could mitigate production losses and bolster industrial growth.