The United States has warned its citizens travelling to India or residing here during the ensuing Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held from 3rd October to 14th October, of a threat of terrorist action and violence and urged them to take care while travelling within Delhi.
However, the US State Department clarified that it has not received any specific threat of attack nor identified any specific individual or group planning to launch the attack.
American citizens were advised to monitor local news reports and think about their security when visiting public places, including religious sites, or while choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues.
They were also advised to take care when travelling within Delhi.
“Special care should be taken when using public transportation or driving at night,” it said.
It asked all US citizens “to be on guard against petty crime, pickpockets, and the theft of personal property on trains or buses”.
Tourists were asked to be on alert at airports, train stations and tourist sites and be aware of “scam artists looking to prey on visitors”.
The citizens were asked to enroll with the nearest US embassy or consulate through the state department’s travel website.
In case of any emergency, Americans have been asked to call up the US embassy in New Delhi, the US consulate general in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata or Hyderabad.