Vigilant security forces ensure smooth 63rd Independence Day celebrations

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Thousands of heavily-armed security personnel on Saturday kept guard across the country and ensured a smooth 63rd Independence Day.

An impregnable ground-to-air security apparatus was put in place in New Delhi, especially near the historic Red Fort where Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh unfurled the tri-colour and addressed the nation for 45 minutes.

To counter any possible attacks by militants and other rebel factions, security personnel were positioned at vantage points. Policemen maintained a round-the-clock vigil across the national capital. They were seen monitoring the movement of all vehicles passing alongside historical monuments.

Barricades were also set up at inter-state border check posts.

In Agra, security was beefed up at the Taj Mahal.

"We deployed extra forces at Taj Mahal. We were vigilant. The security was tight and foolproof," said Brij Bhushan, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Agra Range.

In Srinagar and Jammu, the security forces frisked all civilians who obliged without a murmur.

Paramilitary forces patrolled Srinagar roads. Security was also tight in Bangalore. (ANI)

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