Terror Alert in New Delhi

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

A terrorist threat in response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a visit to Israel has prompted increased security at the Israeli embassy in New Delhi and in the surrounding area, The Jerusalem Post reported, quoting a local CNN affilliate.

Authorities were on alert after receiving information that Israeli sites could be targeted, though no citizen travel advisory has been published.

Modi, who has been improving economic and military ties with Israel, said on May 31 that he plans to go to Yerushalayim later this year, the first such visit for an incumbent Indian prime minister.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Modi met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September. In February, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was in New Delhi, where he met with Modi in an unscheduled encounter.