Because of credible threats received by security agencies, security has been increased around Chabad Houses located in India. Local law enforcement agencies have increased security for the Chabad Houses.
Local media reports indicate that this is a terror threat linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS, and its aim is to carry out an attack in the near future with a focus around the Tishrei Yomim Tovim.
The Israeli embassy in New Delhi, synagogues, Chabad buildings, Jewish schools, restaurants and hotels known as popular destinations among Israeli travelers have all been put on high alert with increased security.
As a result of the intelligence information received, the authorities have begun to increase the security for Chabad Houses, and at the same time, Chabad shluchim are taking additional precautions. One of the specific places believed to be on the target list is the Beit Chabad in New Delhi.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)