Meanwhile, Indians this year received 87,049 visas and 97,925 visas in April and March respectively, a 28 percent rise in comparison to the monthly average of the previous year derived from an annual total of 864,987 visas.
"Visa demand is cyclical, not uniform throughout the year and affected by various factors at the local and international level." State Department spokesperson told the News International.
"Visa issuance numbers tend to increase during peak travel seasons, such as during the summer and the winter holidays, though there may be different trends at the country, nationality, or visa-category level"
Earlier this year, the US president signed an executive order temporarily barring people from a number of Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. US federal courts blocked the order after mass accusations that the ban discriminated against Muslims.