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Ground-to-air security cover for R-Day celebrations

New Delhi: On Republic Day, the national Capital will be guarded by more than 50,000 security personnel. Several security layers have been put in place and Delhi Police personnel along with paramilitary and NSG commandos have been deployed.
According to police, Delhi will be guarded by the security personnel from city police, NSG, ITBP. More than 600 women personnel will be on duty. More than 100 anti-sabotage teams will be keeping a tab on suspicious movement and they will make sure that no untoward incident happened in the city.
Police sources claimed that more than 6000 paramilitary forces will heighten security. More than 500 commandos from NSG, ITBP and Delhi Police will be on the street. With PCR vans, more than 20 Parakram vans will be deployed. The primary aim of deploying these 'Parakram' vans is to strengthen security and to instill a feeling of safety amongst citizens with their visibility. Police have also stepped up the existing deployment of the district police.
Crime Branch and Special Cell of Delhi Police will be keeping an eye on the whole event during Republic Day while the police personnel will be deployed in and around the city in plain clothes. Thousands of armed personnel have been keeping a tight vigil for Republic Day in Delhi and in border areas to ensure a smooth passage of the celebrations on Friday. Additional security personnel will be deployed on high-rises with anti-aircraft guns, the official said.
CCTV cameras have been installed and control rooms have been set up to monitor the feed from the cameras. Police officials were maintaining a tight vigil at strategic points.
All marketplaces have been put on alert and Delhi Police teams were carrying out security audits. The police have deployed dog squads in key market areas. Leaves of police personnel have been canceled, the official said. The national capital has been brought under a ground-to-air security cover in view of the Republic Day celebrations and the visit of 10 ASEAN leaders for a high-profile summit here
Police sources further said that not only buildings but also the trees which are nearby spot have been counted and checked for a purpose of security reason. "The reason behind the checking the trees is that we want to make sure no one hides there," said police source. Police personnel has been given rooftop training.
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