Scotland Yard to help India in Games security

Scotland Yard to help India in Games security

Scotland Yard to help India in Games security

"The UK and India have agreed to cooperate on security for major sporting events as Delhi will host the Commonwealth Games this year and London will host the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012," said John Yates, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, also known as Scotland Yard.

Yates visited the national capital Feb 11-12 and met officials of the Indian government, Delhi Police, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to discuss security plans for the forthcoming hockey World Cup and the 2010 CWG.

"My visit is one of a series of interactions with the Indian authorities to discuss best practices in this area. I had a positive set of meetings, including a tour of the impressive Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and a detailed security briefing for the hockey World Cup. The security plans for the hockey World Cup look robust and the UK looks forward to working with the Indian authorities as they are implemented," Yates said in an official statement here.

"We also had further positive discussions about security planning for the Commonwealth Games. The UK looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Indian authorities in the run up to this year's sporting events in Delhi and beyond in preparation for the London Olympics,"
he added.

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