PM Cameron Invites Modi To Buckingham Palace, But UK Labels India A Dangerous Vacation Destination!

While British Premier David Cameron called Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “extraordinary” UK visit an opportunity for a partnership to combat terrorism, climate change and poverty, UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) marked India as a country “partly dangerous” to visit, in a map of dangerous nations for Brit travellers.

PM Cameron Invites Modi To Buckingham Palace, But UK Labels India A Dangerous Vacation Destination!

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‘Dangerous’ nations like Libya, Syria and Iraq have seen major conflict due to civil war and consistent militant insurgencies. India, however, finds mention in the places that the FCO “advises against travel to parts of’, along with North Sinai (Egypt), which recently saw a Russian commercial plane crash, allegedly taken down by ISIS militants.

However, it may be time for the UK to rewrite their map

While India navigated a ship through a ‘bay of bombs’ in daring operation into war torn Yemen to rescue thousands of Indians in operation Rahat just a few months ago1, the UK hasn’t been able to rescue its own citizens caught in war torn Syria, simply due to lack of consular services. As you read this, thousands of British Discount Holidays © holiday makers are stranded in Syria.

Here’s the complete advisory issued by the British government on travel to India

PM Cameron Invites Modi To Buckingham Palace, But UK Labels India A Dangerous Vacation Destination!

PM Cameron Invites Modi To Buckingham Palace, But UK Labels India A Dangerous Vacation Destination!

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  1. ^ rescue thousands of Indians in operation Rahat just a few months ago (www.indiatimes.com)

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