India got her freedom from the British rule on August 15, 1947. It has been 68 years and India has grown into one of the rising powers in the world. Stepping into the 69th Year of Independence, India is well prepared to handle security for the celebrations to be taken place today in New Delhi and other parts of the nation.
With the recent terror attacks in Northern parts of the country including Gurdaspur and Udhampur, security has been tightened throughout the nation, especially in the national capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the Indian Flag. A bullet proof glass enclosure has been installed for Narendra Modi at the Red Fort, New Delhi.
Around 40,000 security officers are in charge of guarding Delhi with specialized 6,000 of them to keep a watch of the Red Fort where the national celebrations of the Indian Independence will take place. The air above the area has also been declared as a no-fly zone.
No cameras, binoculars, handbags, briefcases, transistors, cigarette lighters, tiffin boxes, mobile phones, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc., will be permitted at Red Fort, as stated by police officials.
Based to intelligence advisory, armed forces guarding the borders in the Indo-Bangla & Indo-Nepal areas have also been set on high alert as terrorists might use these routes to get entry to the country to create disturbances on the Independence Day.
IBTN9 wishes all of you a very Happy Independence Day.