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Volkswagen To Recall 3,23,000 Diesel Cars In India

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn during the opening of the industrial fair in Hanover, Germany, Monday, April 13, 2015. India is this years partner country and participates in one of the worlds biggest industrial fair that lasts till April 17,2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

NEW DELHI--Volkswagen AG's Indian unit has agreed to recall 323,000 diesel cars, starting this month, for violating the country's anti-pollution norms, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

In November, India found cars made by Volkswagen's local business had violated nitrogen oxide emissions norms. The government found significantly higher variation in some of Volkswagen's and sister brand Audi's diesel cars.

Ambuj Sharma, additional secretary in the ministry of heavy industries, said on Tuesday that the vehicles to be recalled by Volkswagen would include Audi and Skoda cars.

A Volkswagen Group India spokesman declined immediate comment but said the company will issue a statement shortly.

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