12 Apr 2024

India issues travel advisory for Iran and Israel

India has issued travel advisory for Iran and Israel. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in the advisory that in view of the prevailing situation in the region, all Indians are advised not to travel to Iran or Israel till further notice.

All those who are currently residing in Iran or Israel are requested to get in touch with Indian Embassies there and register themselves.

They are also requested to observe utmost precautions about their safety and restrict their movements to the minimum.

Earlier in the day, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said that India had noted with concern the attack on Iranian diplomatic premises in Syria on April 1".

Jaiswal said India is worried about the escalating tensions in West Asia, and their potential to fuel further violence and instability. He said we urge all parties to avoid actions that go against commonly accepted principles and norms of International Law.

Israel is on high alert 

Israel is on high alert for a possible direct attack from Iran, which could occur in the southern or northern regions within the next 24 to 48 hours, as per a Wall Street Journal report. Although an individual briefed by Iranian leadership mentioned that attack plans are under discussion, a final decision has not been made yet.

The heightened tensions come after Tehran accused Israel of an airstrike on a diplomatic building in Damascus, Syria, which resulted in the death of top Iranian military officials, including a senior member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force.

US intelligence earlier indicated that an attack on Israeli assets by Iran or its proxies was imminent. However, it now seems the attack might take place within Israel's borders. American intelligence reports suggest an Iranian retaliatory strike could happen within days, potentially on Israeli soil, the WSJ report said.

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