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High security for Hillary Clinton in Delhi

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be provided the 'the highest level of security' when she comes to the national capital on Sunday for a two-day visit.

delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2009 13:05 IST

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be provided the 'the highest level of security' when she comes to the national capital on Sunday for a two-day visit.

Around 2,000 personnel drawn from Delhi Police and the elite National Security Guards (NSG) will be deployed at Taj Palace in the city, the venues and along the routes of her travel.

An advance team of senior security officials from the United States has already visited the five-star hotel where she would be staying and conducted its security audit, a senior official said.

The US leader will be arriving in the Capital on a Special US Air Force aircraft and will leave on July 21 after a series of meetings with top Indian leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and attending several functions.

"The floors above and below the suite where Clinton will be staying will be kept vacant besides deploying sharp shooters of NSG near the Taj Palace as well as on the high-rises on the route of her travel," the official said.

The high-level security team of Clinton will reach the hotel on Saturday, a day ahead of her visit to the Capital.

"All precaution has been taken. Clinton will be given the highest level of security," the official said.