Tuesday, 1 November 2016

US issues advisory to its citizens in India, warns of heightened ISIS threat

US issues advisory to its citizens in India, warns of heightened ISIS threat


 
 

New Delhi: The US Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday issued a security message for its citizens in India and warned of possible increased threat from ISIS at places frequented by “Westerners”.

The message read, “Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIS’s desire to attack targets in India.  The US Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India such as religious sites, markets and festival venues. All US citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.”
But strangely, the website also proclaimed that “there are no active Travel Alerts or Warnings for India at this time”. The message is bewildering considering that it is well-known that the terror threat to India is more from Pakistan-based terror groups than those based elsewhere.

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