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Security tight and obvious for field hockey

india Updated: Feb 27, 2010 18:10 IST

Indian security personnel turned Dhyan Chand Stadium into a fortress for the field hockey World Cup on Saturday, a day before the opening day fixtures including a clash between archrivals India and Pakistan.

Police and paramilitary force drew multiple security cordons inside and around the stadium as even tournament organizers were frisked and had to pass through metal detectors.

A security blanket of 19,000 personnel have been employed to protect players, officials and spectators in a 3-kilometer radius of the venue and accommodation for the 12 competing nations. Apprehensions about security follow reported threats by some terrorist organizations against athletes visiting India.