New Delhi, Jan 26: Under looming terror threats, India celebrates its 61st Republic Day amidst tight security, on Tuesday, Jan 26.
Security have been beefed across the country at the backdrop of intelligence report on possible terror strikes.
National Security Guards (NSG) snipers and mobile hit teams have been spread-out across the capital city, where security arrangement began 8:30 am to thwart out any terror attempts.
The eight-kilometer-long parade route between Vijay Chowk and Red Fort has secured with Over 15,000 security personnel and a ground-to-air security apparatus has been placed.
Briefing media about the security arrangements , Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal said on Monday, Jan 25, that 192 companies of police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed on the parade route.
He added that as part of the security vigil CCTV cameras were placed at key positions
Security in railways stations and bus terminal along with patrolling in crowded market areas have been tightened.
As part of the security measures, Metro train operation during the parade will be halted.
Indira Gandhi airport and Palam Airport have been put on high security alert.
The chief guest at the parade in 2010, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will witness the parade along with President Pratibha Patil, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the country's top political and military brass.
Security has been tightened for parades across the country, especially in sensitive states of northeast and Jammu Kashmir.