Text size

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Thursday warned Israelis against travel to India, citing a concrete threat of a possible terror attack.

The bureau issued a similar warning ahead of the Jewish New Year saying that Israelis throughout India could be targeted by terrorists.

The threat includes groups of Western tourists in general, but also cited Chabad centers and synagogues in the country where Jews and Israelis congregate.

The current warning issued states that the terror organization that was responsible for the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 is plotting to implement several attacks in India, targeting tourist sites, Westerners, and possibly Chabad centers.

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau recommends that Israelis who are currently in India avoid staying in crowded areas and refrain from visiting tourist attractions that aren't guarded by armed and visible security forces.

The bureau also said that due to potential attacks through out India in general, any Israelis who intend to travel to India should be extremely alert.