The Indian High Commission has confirmed that travellers who obtain a visa after 16 March 2015 will need to attend a face to face interview where biometric data will be taken.
Interviews must be booked in advance online and separate appointments made for all parties travelling including family members.
14 new application offices will be opening around the country to help facilitate the process. Travellers are advised to start the visa application process early to avoid the possibility of not obtaining their visa in time.
Full information about the process can be found on the High Commission of India website.