Thursday, January 14, 2010

Britain satisfied with Commonwealth Games security

A delegation of security experts from Britain Thursday expressed its satisfaction with the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games to be held in the national capital in October.

Four UK security experts visited Delhi Jan 11-13 for meetings with the Indian government and Delhi Police to discuss various aspects of security planning for the forthcoming 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and the 2012 London Olympics, the British high commission said here in a press statement.

The delegation had positive discussions with their Indian counterparts and found security planning for the Commonwealth Games was progressing well, given there are still nine months to go. The UK looks forward to working closely with the Indian authorities, organising committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation on such issues in the run up to the Commonwealth Games and the London Olympics, the statement added.

The Britain-India Summit in January 2008 had agreed for cooperation on security for major sporting events.

"As we are both hosts of major sporting events, India and the UK both have a lot to gain from this cooperation. We had some very good discussions. India has completed a lot of planning work in recent months," the statement quoted Jim Busby, Olympic and Paraolympic Specialist Operations of the Metropolitan Police Service, as saying.

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