As the Independence day corners around, India’s capital city – Delhi is all prepping up for the grand prestigious celebration of 71th Independence Day.

The nationalist fever is gripping among the citizens of India as independence day is getting closer, everyone is patriotic as we celebrate 71 years of independence from British rule. The national holiday is celebrated in its grandest form at Delhi with regal parades, flag hoisting by Prime Minister, cultural performances and air shows at the Red Fort. The event will be attended by thousands, including VIP dignitaries and hence, keeping security intact is a major challenge. Adding up to which is this year threefold threats and hence security has been divided into as many as 7 complete layers!

The multi-layered security is meant to counteract the threefold threats, with over 10,000 security personnel, 5000 Delhi Police officers as well as paramilitary personnel are deployed at Red Fort and entire city. 300 CCTV cameras including 20 IP cameras and 112 normal cameras, 50 cameras have been installed inside the Red Fort and 40 cameras have been installed for Modi’s security. And not to forget the 500 CCTV cameras and an additional SPG (Special Protection Group) cover supported by personnel and other resources from the intelligence agencies to secure PM Modi’s route to and from the Red Fort.

Security has also been tightened at the border state falling under Khanna, Ludhiana (City) and Ludhiana (Rural) police districts. Circle Officers at Amargarh, Payal, Raikot and Gill have been directed to supervise the preventive and proactive measures to prevent any untoward incident during, before and after the Independence Day celebrations scheduled to be held on Wednesday. Keeping the tension at Chinese border in mind, military troops at Tibet, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Uttaranchal have been alerted too. This year’s I-Day will be one grandly secured event.

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