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WASHINGTON: The US State Department has warned Americans to train elevated warning in India resulting from crime and terrorism and to keep away from going to Jammu and Kashmir besides the Buddhist-dominated area of Ladakh.

The State Department on Wednesday launched enhancements on sharing info with US travellers to supply clear, well timed and dependable security and safety info.

“Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk,” the advisory stated. 

It requested Americans to not journey to Jammu and Kashmir (besides Ladakh area and its capital Leh) resulting from terrorism and civil unrest.

It additionally warned of potential for armed battle inside 10 km of the India-Pakistan border within the state.

“Indian authorities report rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations,” it stated. 

“Terrorist or armed groups are active in East Central India, primarily in rural areas,” the advisory stated, referring to Maoists.

“Terrorists could assault with little or no warning, concentrating on vacationer places, transportation hubs, markets and procuring malls and native authorities services. 

“The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in rural areas from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal as US government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas.”

The advisory stated that Americans deciding to go to India should not journey alone, significantly in the event that they have been girls.

“US residents who journey overseas ought to all the time have a contingency plan for emergency conditions.

“Due to the fluid nature of the risk, all US authorities travellers to states with Naxalite exercise should obtain particular authorization from the US consulate answerable for the world to be visited. 

“US officials travelling only to the capital cities in these states do not need prior authorization,” it added.

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US State Department warns Americans to be cautious whereas travelling to India by: Farah Grimm published:


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