Hyderabad: Over 10,000 policemen for Ivanka Trump’s visit, GES

Hyderabad: Over 10,000 policemen for Ivanka Trump’s visit, GES
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Hyderabad: A massive security cover will be thrown around the city with deployment of over 10,000 policemen as the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), being attended by US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, begins on Tuesday.

Telangana Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy told reporters on Saturday that all security arrangements have been made for the peaceful and smooth conduct of three-day event, which will be attended by 1,500 delegates from India, the US and other countries.

He said Ivanka will arrive at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in the early hours of November 28 and will leave in the evening of November 29.

Modi will arrive at Begumpet Airport in the afternoon of Tuesday and will reach Miyapur in a helicopter. After inaugurating Hyderabad Metro project and riding in the train to Kukatpally and back to Miyapur, he will leave for Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), in a chopper.

The police chief said after attending GES inaugural session, Modi, Ivanka and other delegates reach Taj Falaknuma, a palace hotel in the old city, to attend the dinner hosted by the Indian Government.

After the dinner, Modi will depart from the airport at Shamshabad.

The force which will be deployed by Telangana police include personnel from anti-terrorist unit OCTOPUS, and anti-Maoist force Greyhounds.

The police chief said 50 dog squads and 40 teams for anti-sabotage checks will be pressed into service.

Anti-sabotage checks, access control, road openings, CCTV surveillance system, security vetting of individuals and quick reaction teams will form part of security arrangements

Reddy said the security arrangements were made in close coordination with US security agencies and Special Protection Group (SPG) and as per the security and protocol guidelines of the Indian Government for foreign dignitaries.

A command and control centre has been opened at DGP’s office to monitor security arrangements while a control room will work at HICC. The Police Commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad will be incharge of security in their respective jurisdictions.

Besides the airports, helipads, HICC, Falaknuma, Miyapur and Kukatpally Metro stations, tight security will also be in place at 21 hotels where the delegates will be staying and also at Golconda Fort, where the Telangana government is hosting a dinner for delegates on November 29.

Eleven senior officers have been made incharge of security at the venues, hotels, airports and other places.

The DGP denied reports that Telangana policemen were asked not to be in their uniforms. “They will wear uniforms wherever required,” he said

–IANS