Security to US embassy highest among all missions, say cops

New Delhi, Jan 2 : The security provided to the US embassy here is the highest compared to other diplomatic missions in the capital, official sources said Thursday, seeking to allay apprehensions following removal of road barriers outside the embassy last month.

The sources said 150 police personnel were deployed in a 24-hour period in shifts at the US embassy, the American School and American Centre in New Delhi.

As many as 50 police personnel were deployed at any given time in Chanakyapuri near the embassy.

Two police vehicles were permanently stationed along various roads near the embassy, the sources said.

There was 24x7 patrolling to ensure smooth flow of traffic, and measures such as speed breakers were also in place.

Security barriers outside the US embassy were removed last month as part of a response by India after the arrest and strip search of Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, that led to outrage in India.

--IANS (Posted on 02-01-2014)

india-news headlines

Rajiv killers: SC refers case to Constitution bench

Now, Parrikar backs mining in Western Ghats

Rajiv killers: Supreme Court to give verdict on Centre's plea

Had misjudged Modi: Uma Bharti

Jharkhand: 8 killed in Maoists attack

Festival of India in China: Logo, posters, webpage launched

LS polls: Jammu and Kashmir records 28 pct voter turnout

Congress moves EC for cancellation of FIR against Mistry

Special Cell to probe two suspected terrorists' case, NiA tells HC

110 million vote in India, BJP says it's 'Modi tsunami'

Modi files nomination from Varanasi, promises improved infrastructure

Accused in Judev sting operation to face trial, rules SC

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top