Taiwan not to press panic button

Though both Gu Tse-wei and Ke Chiang, the two men persons, are now out of danger, the TVBS team on Monday decided to cancel its visit to Agra and Jaipur after the incident that left most of its members shocked as it happened just a day after they landed in Delhi.
The Taiwanese government, however, did not raise the level of its pre-existing travel advisory that asks its citizens to be careful while visiting India.

The original travel advisory had apparently been issued considering the possibility of terror attacks in India.

“We already had a Yellow Light travel advisory on India. The Government in Taipei has not yet raised the level after the incident near Jama Masjid,” said Joy Yen, the director of the Information Division of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Centre in New Delhi.
She, however, declined to make a comment on the possibility of the number of Taiwanese tourists coming to India.

The TECC serves as the de facto mission of Taiwan in India.
Nearly 25,000 Taiwanese tourists visit India every year.
The TVBS is a satellite television channel and nationwide cable TV network in Taiwan.  The team was scheduled to visit Jaipur and Agra after Delhi.
But as soon as the TVBS team reached Delhi’s Jama Masjid for the first day’s shoot, they were fired upon by two assailants.

Tse-wei, 40, suffered a mild head injury after the bullet grazed his skull.
Chiang, 38, had a bullet injury in his abdomen. Both were rushed to the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narain Hospital.
“They are now out of danger. I spoke to Chiang this morning (Monday) and he is better now although the doctors said that he would have to remain under observation for a few more days,” said Joy.

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