The Government of India has directed that security in all US missions in the country be increased, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said today. (Read story
This comes after the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
Gunmen had attacked and burned the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, a centre of last year's uprising against Moammar Gaddafi, late on Tuesday evening.
In neighbouring Egypt, demonstrators had torn down an American flag and burned it during the protest. Some tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said.
US President Barack Obama, condemning the attacks, said he had ordered "all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe."