Commonwealth Games Chief visits India to assure security

Commonwealth Games, Scotland Yard chief Paul Stephenson will meet Indian officials here Saturday to discuss expanded cooperation between India and Britain in ensuring a sporting event free of terrorist incidents. 'Britain and India are engaged in counter-terror cooperation. Security of Commonwealth Games is a concern,' sources said here, while explaining the context of Stephenson's visit. Speaking in Mumbai at a seminar of security experts on ensuring 'safe and resilient cities', Stephenson Friday shared Britain's experience in combating terrorism and a slew of preventive steps taken to avert terror attacks, specially in the aftermath of the July 7, 2005, terror attack on London. 'Terrorism is a challenge we must all confront if we are to protect our countries from fear and insecurity and, in taking on this challenge, we are safeguarding the most basic human right - the right of ordinary people to feel safe and go about their daily lives without fear,' he said at the conference. Stephenson is the Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, the nodal agency responsible for policing within Greater London, which is also known as Scotland Yard.

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