Patil-Medvedev visit: Security beefed up in Mumbai

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for the visit of President Pratibha Patil and her Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, arriving here tomorrow, police said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 18:26 PM IST

Mumbai: Elaborate security arrangements have
been put in place for the visit of President Pratibha Patil
and her Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, arriving here
tomorrow, police said on Tuesday.

"As two Presidents are in the city on the same day, we
have made extensive security arrangements," Joint Police
Commissioner (Law and Order) Rajnish Seth said, refusing
to divulge the number of policemen deployed for the security
of the high profile visits.
After her arrival, President Patil would attend a
programme on release of Commemorative Postage stamp on
Yashvantrao Chavan in south Mumbai in the evening.

"The next day, the President would attend the centenary
celebrations of the Central Bank of India in the morning in
south Mumbai. In the evening, the President will be present in
golden jubilee celebrations of Kohinoor Group central Mumbai,"
Seth said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will be in the
metropolis tomorrow during which he would visit IIT, Powai and
the Film City to know more about the Hindi film industry. The
same day, he would fly to Moscow, police said.

Sources said Quick Response Teams, State Reserve Police
Force, several teams of local police would be deployed for the
security of the VVIPs.
Earlier, American President Barack Obama and French
President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Mumbai in November and
December respectively.

PTI