In its effort to ensure foolproof security during the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Police chief Y S Dadwal and his officers recently toured London to have a closer look at latest gadgets and technologies which can be deployed during the mega sporting event here.
Sources in the department said while Dadwal and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Commonwealth Games) Prem Nath visited a number of security related exhibitions, joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi range) Dharmendra Kumar along with some senior Home Ministry officials attended a special orientation programme for diplomatic security.
They said the three-day-long tour in the United Kingdom has been successful and the police chief is understood to have decided to acquire some latest surveillance gadgets.
"The officers were officially invited to attend the programme. The purpose of the tour was to see the use of modern technologies being used in policing in other countries," a senior police officer said requesting anonymity.
Police will be better prepared to avert any sort of security related challenge during the games, the officer said.
During their stay in London, the officers also interacted with their counterparts and exchanged security and safety related concerns, they said.
The Commonwealth Games are due in the national capital between October 3-14 and central security agencies have expressed their concern about possibility from terror attacks during the sporting extravaganza.
The Delhi police will also deploy commandos of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) at all the sport venues and outside important installations in the national capital.