Our forces are doing a good job: Dadwal
As the 19th Commonwealth Games reached its halfway mark today, Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal said the sporting extravaganza will progress and culminate amidst foolproof security blanket.delhi Updated: Oct 09, 2010 19:09 IST
As the 19th Commonwealth Games reached its halfway mark today, Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal said the sporting extravaganza will progress and culminate amidst foolproof security blanket.
Dadwal, who is in charge of the overall security for the Games, said his men have been putting extra hours and working 24x7 to accomplish the job.
"Our forces are doing a good job. Their moral is high and we are confident that we will ensure and deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games," Dadwal said at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee swimming complex here.
More than a lakh security personnel are securing the Games including about 175 companies (17,500 personnel) of paramilitary forces, 3,000 commandos, 100 anti-sabotage teams, 200 dogs and 15 bomb disposal squads.
Besides, about 150 personnel of the Delhi Police's Special Weapons and Tactics Team have been trained by the IAF and the NSG to shoot down suspicious manned and unmanned "flying objects".
"Our men are not getting leave. They are putting in extra hours. But everyone is energetic and doing a fabulous job including the paramilitary forces," he said praising his men who have been maintaining a tight vigil days before the opening of the Games on October 3. The Games will end on October 14.
Helicopters with commandos and unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are guarding the air space. Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) teams of the Army as well as the National Disaster Relief Force has also be deployed.
Dadwal also reviewed the security at the swimming complex in New Delhi, as he participated in the medals giving ceremony.
The swimming complex's venue commander Additional Commissioner of Police Tejinder Luthra said that about 400 security personnel are guarding the venue and all arrangements are working absolutely fine.
First Published: Oct 09, 2010 19:09 IST