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Tight security measures ahead of Bush's visit

As a precautionary measure, anti-aircraft guns have been placed at strategic locations.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 21:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Tight security measures have been put in place and Hyderabad ahead of the high-profile visit of the United States President George W Bush.

Anti-aircraft guns have been deployedat strategic locations.

The US Secret Service agents have virtually sealed off the floor in Maurya Sheraton hotel, where Bush would be staying, and have installed hi-tech gadgets to ward off any threat.

As a precautionary measure, anti-aircraft guns have been placed at strategic locations to shoot down any flying object over the hotel where the US President would be staying, which have been declared a "no-fly" zone.

Bush would be guarded by the US presidential guards in the close proximity while two additional layers of the security would be thrown around him by the Secret Service agents.

This would be followed by men of the Central security agencies and then by the Delhi Police, whose main job would be traffic regulation.

High-level meetings of the Central Security agencies and Delhi Police with the US officials have been taking place on a regular basis to make necessary changes, if required.

The US has already transported its gadgetry including sophisticated jammers, which have been placed on his hotel's rooftop.

Two US Air Force helicopters have also carried gadgets to Hyderabad where Bush would be visiting hi-tech city.

First Published: Feb 24, 2006 20:05 IST