Government of India has decided to introduce biometric passports, using sophisticated technology of finger prints by the end of next year.
It is aimed at restricting misuse of passports.
According to officials, these will initially be introduced in the category of diplomatic and official passports.
Such passports, aimed at eliminating the scope of impersonation and other forms of manipulations are subsequently expected to be given to other categories of people.
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