New Delhi: As the 19th Commonwealth Games
reached its halfway mark on Saturday, Delhi Police Commissioner Y S
Dadwal said the sporting extravaganza will progress and
culminate amidst foolproof security blanket.
Dadwal, who is in charge of the overall security for
the Games, said his men have been putting extra hours and
working 24x7 to accomplish the job.
"Our forces are doing a good job. Their moral is high
and we are confident that we will ensure and deliver a safe
and secure Commonwealth Games," Dadwal told PTI at the Dr
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee swimming complex here.
More than a lakh security personnel are securing the
Games including about 175 companies (17,500 personnel) of
paramilitary forces, 3,000 commandos, 100 anti-sabotage teams,
200 dogs and 15 bomb disposal squads.
Besides, about 150 personnel of the Delhi Police`s
Special Weapons and Tactics Team have been trained by the IAF
and the NSG to shoot down suspicious manned and unmanned
"Our men are not getting leave. They are putting in
extra hours. But everyone is energetic and doing a fabulous
job including the paramilitary forces," he said praising his
men who have been maintaining a tight vigil days before the
opening of the Games on October 3. The Games will end on
Helicopters with commandos and unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) are guarding the air space. Chemical Biological
Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) teams of the Army as well as
the National Disaster Relief Force has also be deployed.
Dadwal also reviewed the security at the swimming
complex here, as he participated in the medals giving
The swimming complex`s venue commander Additional
Commissioner of Police Tejinder Luthra said that about 400
security personnel are guarding the venue and all arrangements
are working absolutely fine.