NEW DELHI: From air to ground, the national capital has been put on high vigil in view of the 70th Independence Day celebrations and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation from the rampart of the historic Red Fort.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly in J&K. The top brass of the security establishment briefed him on the prevailing situation in the country and the steps taken to foil any attempt by terrorists and other elements to disturb peace.
According to security officials, thousands of security personnel have been deployed in and around the historic Mughal fort where senior ministers, top bureaucrats and foreign dignitaries, besides a large audience to hear the PM.
CCTV cameras have been installed along the route to be taken by the PM’s cavalcade from 7 RCR to Red Fort, besides 200 CCTVs and two high-mast, high-resolution cameras at the fort premises.
Security has also been beefed up and police patrolling intensified in North East, Punjab, especially the border districts, Haryana and other parts of the country in view of the Independence Day celebrations.