Indian passport renewal in USA

My passport is expiring this year and I am planning to apply for re-issue.

my passport’s cover binding got separated from the other pages, apart from that there is no damage to the passport.

Do I need to apply for replacement due to damage or just applying for re-issue due to expiry would work.

Thanks in advance !

Just a renewal should be good.

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High chance of it not working. If you go to VFS with Tatkal and renewal selected and if they see your binding is off, they will ask you to refile in damaged passport category. Which is okay, you can fill in a new form right there. So if you want to be safe than sorry and have time then just apply for damaged category or prepare to do that when you reach VFS office.