The national capital is under an unprecedented level of security with around 25,000 personnel keeping a hawk-eyed vigil to stop any terror strike or untoward incident during the 70th Republic Day celebrations. Multi-layered security arrangements are in place. CCTV cameras and face-recognition cameras have also been installed at Rajpath.
Mobile hit teams, anti-aircraft guns, snipers and sharpshooters have also been deployed to keep a watch on the eight-km-long parade route from Rajpath to the Red Fort, besides the nearby localities. Snipers have been stationed atop high-rise buildings while hundreds of CCTV cameras are keeping a round-the-clock vigil on people’s movements on the parade route.
The police are also using counter-drone technology to stop any attack or identify any suspicious flying object, a senior police officer said.