Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, security has been tightened in the national capital with a full dress rehearsal planned for Sunday. An advisory has been issued to ensure the smooth flow of vehicles.
Besides the stringent security arrangements in place, the Delhi Police has also intensified patrolling and checking of vehicles. The black cat commandos of the National Security Guard had also been holding security drills over the last few weeks.
A contingent of about 500 commandos, snipers and VIP security personnel drawn from various Central Armed Police Forces have been stationed in Delhi. Besides the I-day celebrations, the security cover also extends to the G20 Leaders' Summit to be held here on September 9-10 at the Bharat Mandapam convention centre and other vital locations.
"The National Security Guard (NSG) conducted aerial insertion drills at multiple locations in Delhi to fine-tune security preparedness for Independence Day and other upcoming international events. Multiple contingencies were rehearsed involving other stakeholders to strengthen the response mechanism," the federal counter-terrorist force said on its official handle at X (formerly Twitter).