Security beefed up in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Indian authorities increased security in parts of Mumbai after intelligence agencies warned of possible terrorist strikes in the city, where US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to visit this week.

Mumbai police received the warnings earlier in the month, said Naseem Khan, the home minister of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital.

Khan said today the information had nothing to do with the visit by Clinton, who is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai on Friday.

She will fly to New Delhi on Sunday and leave the country on Tuesday.

Khan said Mumbai police received regular warnings from intelligence agencies and beefed up security accordingly. He gave no other details.

“The security of Mumbai is our priority so we have increased it,” Khan told The Associated Press.