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Delhi Police use anti-drone tech for security ahead of Republic Day

The Entire Central And New Delhi Region Will Have Nearly 50,000 Security Personnel Drawn From Delhi Police And Central Security Forces Guarding Every Nook And Corner.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Jan 2017, 08:55:07 AM
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New Delhi:

The national capital has been brought under ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil for the Republic Day celebrations and police using anti-drone technology to thwart any aerial attack.

Along with armed personnel being deployed at strategic points, police have also ensured that CCTV cameras are installed at key locations. Meetings are being held to decide on the security arrangements and leaves of police personnel have been cancelled.

The entire Central and New Delhi region will have nearly 50,000 security personnel drawn from Delhi Police and central security forces guarding every nook and corner.

This time, police will use anti-drone technology to thwart any attack or identify any suspicious flying object, a senior police officer said.

Apart from this, security personnel will be stationed atop tall buildings with anti-aircraft guns. CCTV cameras have been installed and control rooms have been set up to monitor the feed from the cameras, the officer said.

Various security layers have been put in place and Delhi Police personnel along with paramilitary and NSG commandos have been deployed.

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First Published : 24 Jan 2017, 08:50:00 AM

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