US Embassy issues travel advisory for India

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Embassy here on Tuesday issued an advisory warning of an “increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets”, citing “recent Indian media reports” indicating the Islamic State’s “desire” to attack targets in India.

It also included festival venues besides markets in the travel advisory.

It asked all US citizens to maintain a “high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness” as per the State Department’s Worldwide Caution of September 9, 2016.