NEW DELHI (PPI) - Visiting FPCCI President Sultan Ahmed Chawla asked Indian government to ease visa procedures to facilitate movement of businessmen and boost economic ties between the neighbouring countries. The tough visa norms are hurdles to trade. Visa issue is a major issue and biggest handicap in trade. The way we are treated by immigration authorities. We have to wait for 20 days to get visa, while Indian friends get it in two hours, FPCCI President Chawla said here after meeting with Indian Commerce & Industry Minister Anand Sharma. Chawla with whom he raised visa issue. Unless there is no movement, business cannot grow, said Chawla. He said he also raised issue of increasing non-trade barriers between two countries with Indian Commerce Minister. The minister was very positive... he will take all those steps which are needed to overcome these non-tariff barriers, Chawla added. He said both nations should facilitate opening of branches by their banks in each others territory. Top ten items exported to Pakistan by India include petroleum, cotton, oil meals, spices, man-made yarn, fabrics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, while top items imported from Pakistan by India are cement, leather, chemicals, petroleum, cotton yarn.