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Serious Security Risk In India: Warnings For Foreign Tourists

April 22, 2010

United States, Britain, Canada and Australia warned their citizens of serious security risk and terror threat in India. The current situation raises serious concerns over Indian hosting of Commonwealth Games 2010 and the Cricket World Cup.

New Delhi – Australia and Britain on Thursday warned tourists of the increased risk of militant attacks in New Delhi, joining Canada and the US, which have urged foreigners to avoid parts of the Indian capital.

The new alerts updated long-standing general advice for Western visitors to India that they should exercise caution and underlined security risks in the city as it gears up to host the Commonwealth Games in October.

The US said on Wednesday it had information of a “specific” threat to half-a-dozen of the city’s shopping areas and markets which it described as “especially attractive targets”. It advised Americans traveling or residing in India to maintain “a high level of vigilance” and watch out for unattended packages.

The Canadian government said on its website that an attack could be carried out “in the following days or weeks in market areas” of Delhi frequented by foreigners, specifically in the Chandni Chowk area in Old Delhi.

Following this new advice, the Australian High Commission in New Delhi said on Thursday it “strongly” advised Australians “to minimise their presence in market areas of New Delhi”.

India is home to a wide range of separatists and insurgents. A growing Maoist insurgency, so far concentrated in remote rural areas of northern and eastern India, also threatens to spread to urban areas, with the eastern city of Kolkata seen as particularly at risk.

The advisories were upgrades to previous general advice warning of attacks on prominent business and tourist locations such as Western-owned hotels.

A statement from the British High Commission on Thursday warned that “there are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi”.

The new travel warnings came as India prepares to host the Commonwealth Games in October, set to draw 8,000 foreign athletes and officials. India will also co-host next year’s cricket World Cup battling and struggling to salvage its image as a safe host.

In February, a bomb ripped through a crowded restaurant popular with travellers in the western city of Pune, killing 16 people, including five foreigners.

It was first major incident since the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 10 Islamist gunmen launched an assault on multiple targets in India’s financial capital, killing 166 people.

The last major attack in New Delhi was a series of bomb blasts in busy, upmarket shopping areas in September 2008 that killed 22 people and wounded 100 more.

Last weekend, two low-intensity bombs went off at a cricket stadium in the southern city of Bangalore ahead of an Indian Premier League game, causing fresh jitters among sportsmen and women.

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10 comments

  1. hahhahahha So called Brave Military – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8637780.stm

    Supreme Court of Demoracy by Civilians banned Military Elite from giving Access to America

    but Pro-US Pak Army has given USA access to the Terrorist Taliban no 2 ,and he is providing real time data and information


    • We have not forgotten your dirty comment on the demise of a leader,which was rightly deleted.We all know who you are.So shut up.


  2. 9/11….was the work of Israeli Jews and Indian Hindus together to destabilise America’s internal economies to further their dirty aims, resulting Israel taking over on territories with Indian extremist Hindus inside America’s main financial hubs the Wall Street and so, and later to take on the Mid and Far East regions. Americans should realise this fact and deal with both accordingly?

    Actual targets of extremist Israelis and Hindus are Pak & USA states. Right now Indian Hindus are gaining unprecedented influence in UK and USA.

    It is beyond one’s understandings to comprehend; how both UK and USA are going out of their ways to promote, accommodate and to establish Indian Hindus in their systems and societies, while sidelined Paks and Arabs as if both just don’t exist? What India has that Pakistan and the Arabs lack? An answer to this can only be that India is a complicit crime partner of the west in the genocides of Muslims.

    In 1947 Muslims lost lands that Islamic world and the Mogul Empire built over the centuries creating India out of baron lands in Far East. British Christians and Indian Hindus collaboratively committed untold hyenas’ crimes against Muslims, grabbing the country and getting rid of main Muslim populations. The violence and the genocide of Muslims went on spreading over a century.

    The genocide of Muslims took place in India on a massive scale by the British and Hindus together to destroy the last remnants of Moguls and the others. The plans drawn by the extremist Hindus against their Muslim rulers were fully helped and backed by the British Christians known as; “The Common Thieves”.

    From early 19th century to now the eastern region suffered destructions and setbacks, mainly causing Muslims immense amount of damages and losses.
    The maps drawn by going out British created two separate states with no equilibrium balances of divisions among the two fundamentally different nations.

    The ratios and the radios of both states worked out vastly in the favours of Hindus by breaking up Muslim populations into many separate smaller portions; West Pakistan, East Pakistan, All Kashmir, Assam and India, whilst leaving Hindu population well in tacked on 80% of the land masses and well in the control of everything in newly formed British raj’s slave state India.

    In history of Pakistan’s recent years, its fundamental enemies the axis of evils brought in the “Boarder-Bound War” to break up areas of Pakistan further into much smaller areas on the local resource basis, i.e., Baluchistan and Northern areas. The war with Cold start waged on Pakistan with strategies of high levels of effective offenses, mostly never been tried before this, are well in place for furthering the region into the era that might not see an end for a long time.

    A term “War on Terror” is in fact “Muslim/s Pacific, Tagging Muslims as Terrorists to gain further help to break down larger Muslim populations into many smaller segments and sections and into many smaller parts and divisions with total disconnections among.

    And so both the Muslims and the whole of the Islamic world were plunged into this dirty war only so the extremist terrorists; the west, the Israeli Jews and the Indian Hindus can feel safe and secure with their rules, terms and conditions implimented on Muslims and their ideologies and stands?

    The big question now is this;
    HOW LONG WILL MUSLIMS TAKE TO WAKE UP AND DO WHAT IS REQUIERED TO COUNTER AND BECOME PROACTIVE TO RECLAIME WHAT WE HAVE LOST?


    • “9/11….was the work of Israeli Jews and Indian Hindus together”

      ROTFLMAO


    • @ pakistan’s yes/no matters

      thank you. i liked your report on history. enemeis don’t want us to know this. they are criminals. pakistan inshallah will bring
      ghazwa e hind on these enemies.


  3. interesting read

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/world/europe/23strike.html?hp

    U.S. Faces Choice on New Weapons for Fast Strikes

    In coming years, President Obama will decide whether to deploy a new class of weapons capable of reaching any corner of the earth from the United States in under an hour and with such accuracy and force that they would greatly diminish America’s reliance on its nuclear arsenal.

    Called Prompt Global Strike, the new weapon is designed to carry out tasks like picking off Osama bin Laden in a cave, if the right one could be found; taking out a North Korean missile while it is being rolled to the launch pad; or destroying an Iranian nuclear site — all without crossing the nuclear threshold. In theory, the weapon will hurl a conventional warhead of enormous weight at high speed and with pinpoint accuracy, generating the localized destructive power of a nuclear warhead.

    Under the Obama plan, the Prompt Global Strike warhead would be mounted on a long-range missile to start its journey toward a target. It would travel through the atmosphere at several times the speed of sound, generating so much heat that it would have to be shielded with special materials to avoid melting. (In that regard, it is akin to the problem that confronted designers of the space shuttle decades ago.)

    But since the vehicle would remain within the atmosphere rather than going into space, it would be far more maneuverable than a ballistic missile, capable of avoiding the airspace of neutral countries, for example, or steering clear of hostile territory. Its designers note that it could fly straight up the middle of the Persian Gulf before making a sharp turn toward a target.

    The Pentagon hopes to deploy an early version of the system by 2014 or 2015. But even under optimistic timetables, a complete array of missiles, warheads, sensors and control systems is not expected to enter the arsenal until 2017 to 2020, long after Mr. Obama will have left office, even if he is elected to a second term.


  4. The threat is from Islamic fundamentalists, not Maoists. Maoists are poor people fighting in the forests and dry central lands. Please you can do better than putting a spin on every news.. come on guys!!


  5. CRPF DEPLOYED IN INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR TOLD ME THAT USA ISSUED WARNING TO ITS CITIZENS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT INDIA WANTS TO ENACT A BIG TERRORIST DRAMA TO KILL ITS OWN PEOPLE AND BLAME PAKISTAN FOR THAT


    • “”CRPF DEPLOYED IN INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR TOLD ME “”

      Voices in your head don’t equate to the CRPF telling you anything…. but hey, maybe it’s a Paki pass-time … to make stuff up. Don’t let me knock you out of your delusions. Please continue hallucinating


  6. Great, he must be working for both the US Gov. and CRPF.



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