If that is the official birth certificate issued by your government, then yes. Check the US State Department Reciprocity Tables.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
If you absolutely cannot obtain it, then bring originals of school leaving certificates (elementary and high school) and at least two affidavits. You may also take the interview letter to the nearest Indian Embassy and request a certified copy of your birth certificate. Good luck!
Please consult an immigration attorney. This does not constitute legal advice.
Your lawyer is correct.
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