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India to usher in e-passports soon

16 November 2012

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India’s external affairs ministry is all set to issue electronic passports which will have an electronic chip containing the personal information of the passport holder.

The External Affairs Ministry is all set to issue electronic Passports soon in the country. Chief Passport Officer, Muktesh K Pardeshi told this at a press conference in Hyderabad.

He said the new e-passports will have an electronic chip containing personal information of the passport holder like finger prints and biometrics to comply strict protection measures.

Pardeshi also stated that the e-passports will help curtailing fake passports.

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