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Threat of terrorist attack on Republic Day, Delhi turned into a cantonment, 7k soldiers deployed

Heavy security has already been put in place in the city after intelligence agencies received information about a possible terror strike ahead of Republic Day. Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, members of the banned PFI and illegal Rohingyas in India are trying to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi and other places.

New Delhi: Republic Day will be celebrated with great pomp across the country from tomorrow morning. The main function will be on the dusty path in Delhi where there will be a grand parade.


Even before the parade, most areas of Delhi have been converted into cantonments. More than 7 thousand soldiers have been deployed especially on the parade routes. Along with this, NSG teams have been deployed. Mobile QRT will also be deployed along with Quick Response Team (QRT).


This time the anti-drone squad has been deployed in view of the possibility of a drone attack. Also, such cameras have been installed which can identify suspicious faces.


Police keep a close eye on every thing

Delhi Police has deployed over 6,000 police personnel in and around the New Delhi district amid adequate security arrangements for the safe conduct of the parade. Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, Pranav Tayal said that the police have made arrangements for around 70,000 people and the total deployment will be more than 6,000 policemen.


He said that both static and mobile Quick Response Teams would be on alert to deal with any untoward situation. "We have intensified anti-terrorist measures in coordination with other agencies. Teams of National Security Guard will also be deployed," the DCP said.


Tight security after terrorist attack alert

Heavy security has already been put in place in the city after intelligence agencies received information about a possible terror strike ahead of Republic Day. Thorough checking of vehicles is being done at all entry and exit points of Delhi.


According to police sources, Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, members of the banned PFI and illegal Rohingyas in India are trying to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi and other places. Along with Delhi, an alert has also been issued by the intelligence agency regarding Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir.


Cameras installed to identify suspicious faces

The police have also installed 150 new CCTV cameras, some of which have facial recognition facilities, to keep an eye on the movements of every anti-social element. This time the police have also added a new security feature to the entry pass for the Republic Day parade. "Every pass or ticket has a QR code. Entry will be granted only when that code is scanned and the person carrying it is identified and verified," the DCP said. He said that no person would be allowed entry on the dusty path without a pass or ticket.


The Delhi Police on Monday banned the flight of sub-conventional aerial vehicles over the national capital due to security reasons.


Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora has issued an order prohibiting the flying of aerial vehicles like para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small powered aircraft, and quadcopters. Or even para-jumping from the plane has been banned till February 15.

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