Delhi Police prepare for Obama visit
Security agencies including Delhi Police are giving final touches to the security plan for the visit of the President of the USA Barack Obama which starts on November 7.india Updated: Oct 28, 2010 11:16 IST
Security agencies including Delhi Police are giving final touches to the security plan for the visit of the President of the USA Barack Obama which starts on November 7.
Delhi Police, along with other agencies like Intelligence Bureau (IB), is working closely on a fool-proof security plan for the visit.
“We are planning. There will be elaborate security and traffic arrangements,” a senior police officer said.
Obama is likely to stay at the Maurya Sheraton on SP Marg, which will turn into a virtual fortress with multiple security rings. Proximity security to Obama will be given by his guards while the other cordons will be manned by personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary forces.
Sharp shooters will be posted on high-rises along the routes that Obama will take to reach his destinations.
“We cannot discuss the finer details but we can tell that the arrangements will be of the highest order,” said a senior police officer. CIA chief Leon Panetta was in India for a week in September during which he met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and senior officials ahead of Obama's visit.