CWG safety experience to be used for London Olympics

India`s experience of safely hosting the Commonwealth Games (CWG) last November will be used in managing security at the 2012 London Olympics, an official said here on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 14:38 PM IST

Singapore: India`s experience of safely
hosting the Commonwealth Games (CWG) last November will be
used in managing security at the 2012 London Olympics, an
official said here on Wednesday.

Colonel Tim Martin, the top counter-terrorism expert of
the United Kingdom, highlighted the Indian security forces`
efficiency in handling the 2010 Games without any incident.

"We want to take such security expertise from the Indian
security forces and manage London Olympics 2012 safely," Col
Martin said on the sidelines of Global Security Asia
conference and exhibition.

He added that such large-scale Games would remain major
targets of terrorists anywhere in the world.

Appreciating the Delhi Games security management and
having learned about it from Indian security forces, Col
Martin called for bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation in
tackling the terrorism.

"We see India as an important and strategic partner in
many aspects including security and international
counter-terrorism," said Col Martin, who is the senior advisor
within the Defence and Security Organisation of the United
Kingdom Trade and Investment Department.

PTI