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UK witnesses 21% drop in study visas to Indians in 2013

The European country issued only 13,608 study visas to Indian nationals in 2013, which is 21 percent lower than the earlier year, it said.

UK scraps contentious visa bond plan ahead of Cameron's visit

"The government has been considering whether we pilot a bond scheme that would deter people from overstaying their visa. We have decided not to proceed," a government spokesman said Monday.

UK visa bond: Britain to scrap proposed scheme

The controversial 3,000-pound "security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed.

UK visa bond will apply to a few: British High Commissioner

However, even if the visa bond finally comes into force it will apply to a very small number of people, he said.

Visa bonds issue divides UK coalition

Britain's plan to introduce a controversial scheme of demanding a whopping 3,000 pounds visa bond from visitors from certain countries, including India, has divided the country's coalition government, with a senior minister terming the move as "very disappointing".