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Oz jittery but MEA says calm down

india Updated: Sep 25, 2010 23:58 IST
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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a statement issued on Saturday said that the Indian government has taken effective measures to ensure safety and security of all during the Games.

The Ministry’s response comes in the aftermath of a statement by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the security situation in India. Gillard had on Friday said that there was a “high risk of terrorism” in New Delhi which is hosting the October 3 Games.

The MEA said in a statement, “We have seen the statement, purportedly on the lines of a travel advisory issued by Australia. We are in close touch with all participating countries, including Australia.”

Don’t wave Aussie flags: security

That apart, the Australian security experts ghad warned Australian fans not to wear national colours of green and gold or fly their flag, saying doing that could attract terrorists. "People should not fly Australian flags. People shouldn't wear an Aussie T-shirt, drape themselves in the Aussie flag or draw attention to themselves in any other clothing that is identifiable as Australian," Roger Henning, the spokesman for counter-terrorism and security consultants Homeland Security Asia-Pacific said.

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