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Earlier this month, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal celebrated the grand opening of a regional “Indian Consulate” office in Atlanta.

“This marks a significant milestone in Georgia‚Äôs international evolution,” Deal said. “The Consulate General is the crowning symbol of the dynamic business and cultural connections India shares with our region and state.”

How fancy, right?

The consular office is responsible for fostering “trade and investment” in Georgia, as well as providing visas, passports and other services to Indian nationals living in “Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico.”

South Carolina, you say?

Last time we checked Georgia’s interests were already well-represented in South Carolina …