In India, security details are provided to some high-risk individuals by the
police and local government. There are six tiers: SPG Force, Z+, Z, Y+, Y, and

The Indian Special Protection Group (SPG) provides proximate security to the
Prime Minister of India and members of their immediate families anywhere in the

Z+ is the highest category security in India. Only 12-17 VIPs in the country are
provided with Z+ security. Mukesh Ambani pays for his own Z+ security and it
costs him 15-16 lakhs per month. The Gandhis, Yogi Adityanath, and some other
VVIPs get this security.

The Z category has a security cover of 22 personnel including 4 or 5 NSG
commandos and police personnel, along with one escort car. Z security is
provided to Yoga Guru Ramdev and few other actors.

Y+ security is recently in the news as Kangana Ranaut has received the
protection. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will be responsible for
providing security to Kangana.

Y security is not very different from Y+. It has 11 personnel. Y has one gunman
for mobile security while Y+ has two for mobile security.

X is the lowest level of security cover, having 2 armed police only and no

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