Patil-Medvedev visit: Security beefed up in Mumbai

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Mumbai for the visit of President Pratibha Patil and her Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 17:34 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 on Wednesday, 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