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Indian government advised its citizens not to travel to Iran & Israel

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 15-04-2024
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The Government of India has issued an advisory regarding travel to Iran and Israel, two countries in Western Asia, on April 12, 2024. It warned its citizens not to travel to these West Asian countries due to increasing tension between them.

What type of warning was issued?

  • Given the current situation in these West Asian countries, all Indians are advised not to travel to Iran or Israel until further notice.
  • All Indian residents in Iran or Israel are urged to contact their respective Indian embassies for registration.
  • Indians living here are also requested to take utmost care regarding their safety and keep their activities to a minimum.

Attack on top Iranian military commanders:

  • The advisory was issued by the Indian government after Israel carried out an airstrike on Iran's Consulate in Syria.
  • Top Iranian military commanders were killed in this attack by Israel. Since then, tension between the two countries has been continuously increasing.

In response, Iran also attacked:

  • In response to this attack by Israel, Iran also attacked Israel with 330 missiles and drones on 14 April 2024. As a result of these retaliatory actions, tensions in the region are likely to increase further.
  • Israel is preparing for possible military action against Iran in the coming days.

Many other countries issued travel advisories:

  • Like India, countries in the region including France and the US have issued similar travel advisories for the region.
  • India has expressed concern over the rapidly deteriorating security situation in West Asia. India has expressed concern over the attack on Iranian diplomatic compounds in Syria on 1 April 2024.
  • India expresses concern over escalating tensions in West Asia, fearing increased violence and instability.
  • India urges all parties to refrain from actions that are against generally accepted principles and norms of international law.

A group of Indian workers have gone to Israel:

  • The Indian government's travel advisory comes days after a group of Indian workers travelled to Israel under the India-Israel inter-governmental agreement.
  • These workers have gone to Israel as part of the agreement between the two countries. This agreement was before the conflict. The Indian government has urged the Israeli authorities to ensure their safety and well-being.

Indian embassies in these countries issued ‘important advisories’:

  • Indian embassies in Israel and Iran have issued advisories to their citizens on April 14, 2024, following the unexpected missile and drone attacks by Iran.
  • Additional helpline numbers have been launched in response.

About Iran:

  • Capital: Tehran
  • Currency: Iranian Rial
  • President: Ebrahim Raisi

About Israel:

  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Currency: New Israeli Shekel
  • Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
  • President: Isaac Herzog


Answer: Iran and Israel

Answer: Isaac Herzog

Answer: Ebrahim Raisi
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