Unprecedented security arrangements for 2012 Summer Olympic Games
Over a dozen terrorism related arrests in the last week in the UK have made both public and security men jittery as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be held from 27 July to 12 August are just round the corner.
ACCORDING TO the organisers of London Olympic Games
, the security operations include 10,000 officers who would be available round the clock, supported by 13,500 members of the armed forces. Also, Naval and air assets, including ships situated in the Thames, Eurofighter jets and surface-to-air missiles will be deployed as part of the security operation during the games.
According to Seb Coe, the chairman of the London Olympics
Organising Committee, the deployment of security personnel will be done in way so that it doesn't look like a security event, as many fear.
Due to terror threats, the cost of security has almost been doubled to a staggering £553m to couple the sporting event with the biggest security operation in the UK in the recent times.
Some security exercises in preparation for the Olympics have already been carried out with the distribution leaflets to residents informing them about missile system placed on the top of a water tower.