I was planning to visit Imphal in April 2011 to visit the Imphal war cemetery (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) but on looking at the British foreign and Commonwealth office website (see below) I see that they advise against travelling to the area. I would be grateful for any further information regards safety for foreign tourists. I would be travelling alone. My father was in Imphal in 1944.
The British foreign and Commonwealth office
Safety and Security - Local Travel - East and North East India We advise against all travel in Manipur and against all but essential travel to Imphal. If you plan to travel to Imphal then do so only by air. There is a risk from insurgent groups, mainly in rural areas. Although foreigners have not been the deliberate targets of violence, attacks can be indiscriminate. Although the overall security situation in the northeast has improved in the last year, kidnapping, banditry and insurgency still take place.