Roemer says he, family members feel safe in India

Notwithstanding America`s travel advisory, US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer and his family members feel safe in India.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

New Delhi: Notwithstanding America`s
travel advisory, US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer and
his family members feel safe in India.

"I, along with my wife and children, have travelled
all over India. Just came back from Leh. Two weeks ago, I was
in Varanasi...My family and I feel very safe," Roemer told
reporters here today when asked to comment on the security
issue in India.
He said that feel that India is one of "most beautiful
and heart warming country" in the world and a fantastic
place for travelling.

"We will continue to travel. It`s a fantastic place
for travelling, the people are very heart warming," Roemer
said.

The US issued a travel advisory to its citizens asking
them to be cautious and maintain a low profile in the wake of
an incident of firing in which two Taiwanese were injured near
Jama Masjid.

"US citizens are urged to always practice good
security, maintain a heightened situational awareness and a
low profile. US citizens are advised to monitor local news
reports and consider the level of security while visiting
public places, including religious sites," the advisory issued
by the US embassy had said.
The US continues to develop information on potential
security threats to its citizens overseas and shares credible
threat information through Consular Information Program
documents such as Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as
Country Information, it read.

Britain, Australia, New Zealand and some other
countries also issued travel advisories and raised concerns
about possible terror threat during the Games.

PTI