Washington: The US has issued a travel alert
to its citizens in India, warning them of possible terror
attacks in the country during the holiday season.
"Recent Indian government advisories and local media
report increased indications that terrorists are planning
attacks in India," the State Department said in a statement
"US citizens travelling or residing in India are always
urged to maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low
profile, monitor local news reports, consider the level of
security present when visiting public places, and take
appropriate steps to bolster their personal security," said
It also noted that public places, such as markets,
trains, buses, religious sites, hotels and restaurants were
The alert expires on January 20, 2012.