18 Feb 2010

India promises "foolproof" security for World Cup

7:21 am on 18 February 2010

Indian police have promised "foolproof" security for the men's hockey World Cup after a bomb blast last weekend raised safety concerns for visiting teams.

A Delhi police spokesman says they'remaking foolproof arrangements and leaving nothing to chance.

Ten people, including two foreigners, were killed and 60 wounded in a bomb attack in the western Indian city of Pune on Saturday.

New Delhi is hosting the 12-team hockey World Cup from February 28 to March 13 and is gearing up for the Commonwealth Games in October.

Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal says they wanted extra force from the government and have got it.