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IndiA Security Alert

Updated on 18 August 2019

The Situation:

On Saturday, 17 August, Bengaluru police had issued a notice to all its personnel to remain

on high alert in the city after an alert was issued for the sate (Karnataka). Police

Commissioner Bhaskar Rao had stated that the alert was sounded for a 'general' threat and not for anything specific.

Security has been strengthened at all important installation and public places such as bus

stands, railway stations, temples, markets, malls, government offices, etc. There are

indications that it is an extension of the Independence Day alert.

Besides Bengaluru, security has also been tightened in Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalaburagi,

Raichur, Chitradurga, Mangaluru, Davangere, Udupi, Mysuru and Tumakuru 

Possible Effects:

  • Increased security measures and check points

  • Heightened presence of security personnel

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and media for updates

  • Remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings

  • Alert authorities to suspicious activity

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or enroll in your preferred alert system

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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