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Centre upgrades EAM Jaishankar's security from Y to Z category

Written by  Shgun S -- October 12th 2023 08:22 PM
Centre upgrades EAM Jaishankar's security from Y to Z category

Centre upgrades EAM Jaishankar's security from Y to Z category

PTC News Desk: Centre has upgraded the security cover of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar from the 'Y' category to 'Z', official sources informed on Thursday.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs made the decision based on a threat analysis report from the Intelligence Bureau (IB).


Following the IB report, the MHA has asked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to take over the security duties which had previously been handled by the Delhi Police.

Jaishankar, 68, is currently being provided security around the clock by an armed team of Delhi Police officers assigned to the 'Y' category.

The External Affairs Minister would now be safeguarded by CRPF personnel under the larger 'Z' security cover, which involves around a dozen armed commandos throughout the protectee's movement and stay around the clock in shifts across the country, according to the sources.

The CRPF is currently providing VIP security cover to 176 protectees, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, as well as 24 temporary protectees due to the upcoming elections.

- ANI

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