NEW DELHI - India on Thursday cut the windfall tax on crude oil to 4,900 rupees ($60.34) per tonne, according to a government order.

It also cut the export tax on diesel to 8 rupees per litre. Changes to the windfall tax will be effective from Friday, the order said.

($1 = 81.2050 Indian rupees)

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma, Aftab Ahmed and Shivam Patel in New Delhi; Editing by Jan Harvey)