Skip to comments.Warden Message: India Urgent Security Concerns
Posted on 06/03/2009 5:49:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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U.S. Embassy New Delhi released the following warden Message on June 2:
The United States Mission in India wishes to urgently remind all U.S. citizens resident in or traveling to India that there is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. As terror attacks are a serious and growing threat, U.S. citizens are urged to always practice good security, including maintaining a heightened situational awareness and a low profile. Americans in India should be vigilant at all times and monitor local news reports and vary their routes and times in carrying out daily activities. Americans should consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues.
For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Americans are also encouraged to read the Country Specific Information for India, available on the Embassy's website at http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov, and also at http://travel.state.gov.
U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration web site at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/ so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency. For additional information, please refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad" found at http://travel.state.gov.
U.S. citizens may contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Embassy or the Consulates General for further information:
-- The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is located at Shanti Path, Chanakya Puri 110021; telephone +91-11-2419-8000; fax +91-11-2419-8407. The Embassy's Internet home page address is http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov.
-- The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay) is located at Lincoln House, 78 Bhulabhai Desai Road, 400026, telephone +91-22-2363-3611; fax +91-22-2363-0350. The Internet home page address is http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov.
-- The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (Madras) is at 220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006, telephone +91-44-2857-4000; fax +91-44-2811-2027. The Internet home page address is http://chennai.usconsulate.gov.
-- The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata (Calcutta) is at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071; telephone +91-33-3984-2400; fax +91-33-2282-2335. The Internet home page address is http://kolkata.usconsulate.gov.
-- The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad is at Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003; telephone: +91 (40) 4033-8300. The Internet home page address is http://hyderabad.usconsulate.gov.
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LeT planning another attack
4 Jun 2009, 0448 hrs IST, Indrani Bagchi, TNN
SNIPPET: NEW DELHI: Seven months after Mumbai 26/11, Pakistans Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning its next, more spectacular attack in India. Even before Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed was released in Lahore, LeT masterminds have been at work on the next strike.
Counter-terrorism officials are working on very specific intelligence that points once again to Pakistan-based LeT planning another spectacular attack in India. While there is always some terrorist group or another in Pakistan plotting against India, this time, the intelligence has been a lot more specific.
SNIPPET: According to officials, in terms of preparedness, LeT leaders in Pakistani prisons - Zarar Shah and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi - have had full access to communications facilitating the planning process.
SNIPPET: Sources said the determination and resources of the LeT was stronger than before. In preparation for more terror attacks, security agencies have found new terror modules sprouting up in Nepal and Bangladesh as well as in India.
SNIPPET: Indian officials have also noticed a more dangerous trend: that in the past months, LeT has grown, evolved into a more dangerous organisation, parts of which are beyond the control of the Pakistani security establishment.
That does not mean that the ISI has given up its links or controls over the group, all of which continue.
ON THE INTERNET:
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "PAKISTANI COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF LASHKAR-E-TAIBA LEADER" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "A three-judge panel of the Lahore High Court has ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed.") (June 2, 2009, 8:48 pm) (Read More...)
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