Monday, March 8, 2010

Hockey World Cup terrorism alert

Major crisis management security is currently underway in New Delhi for the Hockey World Cup. Thousands of police and military guarding the stadium and key points throughout the city. This is being hailed as a precursor security event to the Commonwealth Games to be held here in October. Some commentators and participants suggest security is unprecedented. So it should be. It is only 16 months since terrorists attacked major tourist targets in Mumbai after murdering the police chief and two police officials. The view that terrorists tend to keep away from locations where there is heavy security was not relevant at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 and is not relevant now.