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Updated: February 9, 2010 17:31 IST

Americans warned against travel to India

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In this file photo foreign tourists take pictures near the India Gate. The U.S. has warned its citizens against travelling in India as it “continued to receive information about terrorist groups planning attacks.” Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
In this file photo foreign tourists take pictures near the India Gate. The U.S. has warned its citizens against travelling in India as it “continued to receive information about terrorist groups planning attacks.” Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The U.S. continues to receive information about terrorist groups planning attacks against India, the State Department has said and advised its nationals to be alert during their travel to the country in the coming months.

“The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to ongoing security concerns in India. The U.S. government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India,” the U.S. State Department said in its latest terror alert.

Terrorists and their sympathisers have demonstrated their willingness and capability to attack targets where U.S. citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit.

The recent advice replaces the travel alert dated December 29 that expired on April 30, the State Department said.

Noting that Mumbai attacks provide a vivid reminder that hotels, markets and other public places are especially targeted by terrorist groups, the State Department asked its nationals to always practice good security, maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low profile.

“U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news reports and consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues,” it said.

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