The embassy has asked its citizens to expect heightened risks
As an update to the previous security messages and the State Departmentâ€™s March 6 travel warning to US citizens in India, the Embassy on Tuesday reminded its citizens that India continues to face security threats.
â€œIndia continues to experience terrorist activities, increasing crime rates, and sporadic incidents of localized public unrest,â€ the US Embassy India said in security message.
â€œIn the past, terrorists in India have targeted markets, religious sites, hotels, restaurants, and public transportation, including trains and buses,â€ added the security message.
The embassy has asked its citizens to expect heightened risks, security, and an increased police presence throughout India during public events, holidays, and national and religious celebrations.
â€œWe encourage all U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness,â€ the Embassy said.
The departmentâ€™s worldwide caution warns US citizens visiting South Asian nations Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and also hints India.
The warning, which came the same day President Trump signed a revised executive order that temporarily bars people from six predominantly Muslim countries, mentions about the presence of extremist elements in India.
The Embassy asked the citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment program (STEP) to receive security messages and check the departmentâ€™s travel website for the worldwide caution, travel warnings, travel alerts, and India-related information