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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's security cover upgraded to Z-category: Here's why

The Ministry of Home Affairs increased security based on the Intelligence Bureau (IB) threat report. Earlier, Jaishankar was accorded with Z-category security.

Reported By : Manish Prasad Edited By : Anurag Roushan
New Delhi
Updated on: October 12, 2023 18:49 IST
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Image Source : PTI External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's security cover has been heightened.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's security cover has been upgraded to Z-category on Thursday. The Ministry of Home Affairs increased security based on the Intelligence Bureau (IB) threat report. Earlier, Jaishankar was accorded with Z-category security. 

Meanwhile, the government has also heightened the security cover of Amit Jogi - a former MLA and the son of Chhattisgarh’s first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. Amit Jogi is also the president of the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh-Jogi (JCC-J) party. 

Over two dozen political workers in Chhattisgarh have been provided with an armed VIP security cover by the central government in view of the upcoming assembly polls.  The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been asked to provide security to these people -- mostly block, panchayat and district-level functionaries of the BJP and the Congress based in the Bastar region in south Chhattisgarh, they said. The cover has been extended in view of the threat perception from the Naxalites to these political workers.

Security categories in India:

  • Special Protection Group is an elite force whose details are classified and only provided to the Prime Minister of India.
  • Z+ category is a security detail of 55 personnel, including 10+ NSG commandos and police personnel.
  • Z category is a security detail of 22 personnel, including 4-6 NSG commandos and police personnel.
  • Y+ category is a security detail of 11 personnel, including 2-4 commandos and police personnel.
  • Y category is a security detail of 8 personnel, including 1 or 2 commandos and police personnel.
  • X category is a security detail of 2 personnel, with no commandos but only armed police personnel.

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