The U.S. State Department has lifted its warning against travel to India, citing an easing of tensions with Pakistan. All U.S. Government personnel who had left are now returning to India and embassy and consular services should be back to normal levels soon. The militaries on both sides remain mobilized along the Line of Control in Kashmir and the international border, so tensions could rise again at any time. Travel should still be avoided in the border areas of the states of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, and in all of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Heavy monsoon rains have caused floods across the state of Assam in northeastern India that have stranded 100,000 people. All rivers in the state are flowing at dangerous levels and the Brahmaputra washed out some 100 villages. Officials expect flood conditions to persist for two months.