Does one need a take a tourist VIsa in India before visiting Malaysia or it is avavilable on arrival?
Most visitors do not require a visa to enter Malaysia if the period is less than 1 month and the purpose of the visit is business or social (see below for more detailed requirements). However, visas are required at all times by nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China (PR), Congo (Rep), Congo (Dem Rep), Cte DIvoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Western Sahara (nationals of these countries may be granted visa relaxation for transit through Malaysia, for less than 5 days, via a Malaysian international airport, if in possession of confirmed onward airline tickets to a third country before arriving). British Overseas Citizens also require a visa.
Visas are not required by the following for social or business visits:
But it also seems that this Visa in arrival is Single entry & only Social visit & not for employment or professional occupation.
Also Immigration rules are quite stringent & you need to ensure the dates of Immigration stamping onn your passport as well as on Immigration card are clear.
Neverthless the best option is to have Visa & proceed.