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Confident about India holding CWG successfully: Britain

india Updated: Apr 21, 2010 17:28 IST
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Britain on Wednesday expressed confidence on India's ability to provide security to the Commonwealth Games and host it successfully in October.

Asked if there are concerns in Britain over security to the October 3-14 Games, British Deputy High Commissioner to India, Richard Hyde told PTI: "...We have lot of confidence in the Indian government that it will be able to hold the Commonwealth Games successfully".

He pointed out that the Indian authorities have done an "excellent job" as demonstrated during the recent Hockey World Cup in India.

He expressed the view that security is a problem in many countries and it's a "problem we all face". "We are all concerned about security everywhere," Hyde said.

Hyde said Britain is "very confident" about India's ability and efforts to successfully conduct the Commonwealth Games.

Concerned over twin blasts near a stadium in Bangalore before an IPL match, Australia, one of the major participants in the Commonwealth Games, had enquired about the explosions and the kind of security provided.

Australian security officials called up their counterparts in New Delhi and wanted to know details related to last Saturday's low-intensity explosions near M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium that left 17 people, including some police constables, injured.

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