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US issues 'exercise increased caution' advisory for its citizens travelling to India

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [United States] 

The U.S. State Department has launched its new advisory system that will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide.

The U.S. also issued 'exercise increased caution' advisory for its citizens travelling to

Under the new system, every country will have a advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4.

The U.S. Department has placed under level 2 category and advised U.S. travelers to exercise increased caution due to 'crime and terrorism' in the country.

However, the U.S. travelers travelling to have been asked not to to the state of and Kashmir (except the eastern region and its capital, Leh) due to and civil unrest.

The advisory also warns US citizens not to travel within 10 km of the border due to the potential for armed conflict.

"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. Terrorist or armed groups are active in East Central India, primarily in rural areas. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities," the State Department said in its new India

"The has limited ability to provide to U.S. citizens in rural areas from eastern and northern Telangana through western as employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas," it added.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 11:19 IST