India travel advice

While the main focus of terrorist attacks are against Indian interests, terrorists have previously targeted places visited by westerners including public places like restaurants, hotels, railway stations, markets, places of worship and sporting venues. Be vigilant, especially in public places.

Take particular care in the lead up to and on days of national significance, like Republic Day (26 January), Independence Day (15 August), Eid (29 July 2014) and Diwali (23 October 2014).

In some areas terrorist incidents are frequent, especially Jammu and Kashmir (excluding Ladakh) and less frequently in parts of the north east.

On 2 May alleged militants shot civilians in two separate incidents in Kokrajhar, Assam. Eleven civilians are reported to have been killed. There are no reports of foreigners being involved.

On 1 May there were 2 explosions at Chennai central railway station. No foreigners are reported to have been involved.

On 12 April, Maoist rebels carried out 2 separate attacks in the state of Chhattisgarh. Seven election officials and 5 policemen were killed in the attacks. No foreigners are reported to have been involved.

On 11 March, a Police patrol was ambushed by Maoist rebels in the Tongpal area of Sukma in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. 16 policemen were killed and 25 injured in the attack.