Perhaps this will help answer everyone's questions-
And here's where anyone interested can get a permit to ship plants of any type to him-
It would appear fines can be "substantial".
Tissue cultured plants appear to be exempt however it appears one must still procure the appropriate certification that the plants were produced from virus free mother stock.
Mr. Agrawal may very well be an absolutely wonderful man however I don't believe it is in any of our best interests to ship any plants or plant part thereof including seed or germplasm without dotting every i and crossing every t. *
There are nurseries out there capable of providing Phytosanitary Certificates. *Unfortunately, they are expensive but it would appear there to exist a reason why shipping plants to India is not exactly cost effective... procuration of requisite compliance documentation should same be deemed necessary. *Shipping CPs, or any other plant material, to India is not exactly something I would feel comfortable doing however there are those who may not share my concerns.