Delhi woefully unprepared for potential terror attack during CWG: Expert

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Sydney, Jan 9(ANI): Leading international security consultant Lloyd Bromfield has warned that Delhi Commonwealth Games is not safe as the city is not adequately prepared for a potential terror attack.

Bromfield, who has worked at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics Games, and who will work at the London Olympics in 2012, said that he is alarmed by New Delhi's lack of preparation.

"The worst-case scenario could be a major bombing. It could be a Mumbai-style (attack), where you've got a team of Osamas running around with hand grenades and small arms. It could be anything," The Age quoted Bromfield, as saying.

"I wouldn't suggest it would be an aeroplane into a stadium, but you have to consider everything because these people have the capability, they have the intent, the motivation," he added.

Bromfield further said that he has discussed his concerns with colleagues and sports managers, while Australian terror expert Clive Williams has reportedly described India's approach to security as "a bit lackadaisical."

He also indicated that some of Australia's best athletes could pull out of the games.I'm not saying don't go, but instead of listening to the rhetoric, particularly by the Delhi police and the vested interests - and I include the Commonwealth Games Federation in that - you can understand why they're saying it's safe," Bromfield said.

"But someone with some knowledge of the planning process, of what needs to happen to have any chance of securing the Games, somebody has to say something - and I'm one of those individuals," he added. (ANI)

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