The enhanced threat perception India currently faces could affect foreign visitor inflow as the peak travel season begins in the country. The US Embassy in New Delhi issued on Tuesday a terror alert for its citizens in India, warning of increased threat of Westerners being targeted in India.
Titled 'security message for US citizens', the alert says: The US Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets and festival venues. All US citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.
Regarding India specifically, the US state department caution issued on September 9, 2016, says: India continues to experience terrorist and insurgent activities which may affect US citizens directly or indirectly. Anti-western terrorist groups active in India include Islamist extremist groups such as Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami, Harakat ul-Mujahidin, Indian Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Lashkar-e-Taiba.