India has advised its citizens against travel to Pakistan, citing "security reasons", the home (interior) ministry said on Tuesday.
Thousands of Indian pilgrims, mainly Sikhs, travel to Pakistan's Punjab province, home to some of the most revered Sikh sites including the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the 15th century founder of their faith.
Pakistani forces backed by heavy artillery have also been attacking Taliban insurgents since last week in a bid to gain control of base in South Waziristan.
"MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) has advised Indian citizens to avoid visiting Pakistan in view of (the) deteriorating security situation there," said in a statement.
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