Top Seurity Alert Ahead of R-Day Celebrations

Amid warnings of threats posed by LeT and other militant outfits, unprecedented ground-to-air security arrangements are in place in New Delhi and all state capitals to thwart any attempts to disrupt Republic day celebrations that start early morning Tuesday.

A heavy security blanket was thrown around the capital with snipers and mobile hit teams fanning across the city and nearly 15,000 police and paramilitary personnel being deployed to guard the 8-km-long route of the Republic Day parade and other key installations. Anti-aircraft guns have also been stationed in certain crucial area, reported PTI news agency.

The thick security cover was prompted by intelligence inputs pointing towards Pak-based Lashker-e-Taiba and other terror outfits that could attempt to disrupt Republic Day celebrations.

A tight vigil is being maintained in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the peaceful conduct of program mmes marking the occasion.

Strict security measures are also in place in Naxal-hit regions and in the eight north-eastern states where militant outfits have called for the boycott of Tuesday’s functions.

In Delhi, a ground-to-air security apparatus has been put in place for the celebrations and a tight vigil was being maintained between Vijay Chowk and Red Fort through which the parade showcasing the country’s diversity and military prowess will pass through, added PTI.

Similar arrangements are also in place in the commercial capital – Mumbai and other state capitals.

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