Commonwealth Games will have foolproof security despite difficulties

By NNN-Bernama,

New Delhi : Allaying apprehensions expressed by a few countries, the Government Wednesday promised to provide foolproof security for the Commonwealth Games, Press Trust of India reported.

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Home Minister P Chidambaram, who visited three Games venues, said he was satisfied with the security arrangements but did not have such a feeling with regard to other aspects related to the sporting event which he refused to specify.

“I am satisfied with the security but not satisfied with what others had to do but have not done. It puts extra burden on security,” he told reporters here, adding these are being sorted out.

“I can assure you that notwithstanding the difficulties, we will provide foolproof security at Games venues and Games Village,” the Home Minister said.

His remarks were made amidst a few countries, particularly Australia, voicing apprehensions over the security and asked their citizens to exercise caution.

Asked whether there was any “credible intelligence” about a terror strike, Chidambaram refused to categorise the inputs, merely saying that “every piece of information is taken seriously” by the government.

Asked whether he was satisfied after his visits to the Games venues, the Home Minister said, “I am never satisfied. Things can always be better.”