The government of India has decided to give better security cover to Indian cricket team that is currently playing in the cricket mega event in West Indies. The government has also said that it would spend Rs 25.8 million for providing special security cover for the Indian cricketers.
According to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, the government has decided in a cabinet meeting, that was chaired by the PM Manmohan Singh, to provide more security. The government has already been sent special team of security experts along with the members of Indian cricket team to West Indies.
Dasmunsi said further that the cabinet decision takes effect retrospectively. According to a report, a 2-member security team comprising one officer from Intelligence Bureau (IB) and one from National Security Guards (NSG) currently has taken the charge of the security of Indian cricket team.
In addition, the IB has put two officers in charge for placement in the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC). They coordinate with the intelligence reports and the sharing informations with other security teams till the players return to India from West Indies.
Moreover, one officer each from IB and Delhi Police would be there with the team round the clock with the team members on rotation.
Besides, a team of three officers of two NSG bomb disposal squads, one Junior commissioned officer, and 12 officers from other ranks are ready for any emergency operations for the security agency in West Indies.