MFA Press Statement on Escalating Tensions between India and Pakistan, 27 February 2019

27 Feb 2019

Singapore notes with deep concern the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019. We call on both parties to ensure the safety of all civilians.


Singaporeans should defer all non-essential travel to Jammu & Kashmir in India, and to Pakistan. Travellers should also exercise precaution in other areas, especially the border regions between Pakistan and India, given the uncertain security situation. Several cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, and the border districts of Kutch, Banaskantha, and Patan in Gujarat have been placed on high alert. There have also been reports of airport closures and flight cancellations in various Indian states, including Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has also closed its airspace to all commercial flights, and there have been reports of flight cancellations across Pakistan.


Singaporeans who are already in India and Pakistan should take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety. They are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. Do stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in India and Pakistan are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at


Those who require consular assistance can contact the following:


Singapore High Commission in New Delhi, India

Address: E-6 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Tel: +91 11 4600 0800 / +91 98102 03595



Singapore Honorary Consulate-General in Karachi, Pakistan

Address: Lakson Square Building No. 2, Sarwar Shaheed Road, Karachi

Tel: +92 21 3568 6419 / +92 21 3568 5308



24-hour MFA Duty Office

Tel: +65 6379 8800 / +65 6379 8855


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