India security

This item appears on page 22 of the February 2009 issue.

The Department of State reported that the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, killed 170 persons (including six Americans and 16 other non-Indians) and injured 300. It adds that public places frequented by Westerners may be targeted in the future.

The US Mission is concerned that increased political tension between Pakistan and India may further complicate travel in areas near their already-sensitive border.

Travelers should factor in extra time for increased security, especially at hotels and airports.