India GP ramps up security after Delhi bomb

By on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Noida regional government is ramping up security arrangements for next month's inaugural Indian grand prix.

Concerns about the safety of the event were raised last week when a briefcase bomb in nearby Delhi killed 12 people and injured 76.

In response, the Pioneer broadsheet said 1,600 police have been called upon for duty during the formula one event by the Noida authorities.

They will deploy anti-sabotage checks and bomb disposal squads.

Also on duty will be personnel of the provisional armed company and special weapons and tactics (SWAT), while barricades will be put in place.

"We are constantly in touch with Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the organisers over the security requirements for the race," said police senior superintendent Jyoti Narayan.

"Our aim is to provide the optimum security and the final blueprint will be ready by this week," he added.

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