US advisory warns travelers to exercise increased caution in India

Increasing bilateral ties and overt warmth with India notwithstanding, the United States in its recent travel advisory has warned its denizens to “exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism.” The advisory also cautions travelers to keep away from the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and civil unrest and not to venture within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict.