Delhi turns into fortress for R’DayBy IANS
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
NEW DELHI - The Indian capital turned into a fortress on Republic Day Wednesday with thousands of armed personnel keeping vigil in the city and unmanned aerial vehicles watching from the sky.
On high alert for days, thousands of police and paramilitary personnel as well as National Security Guards (NSG) were spread across Delhi.
Snipers were deployed on some high-rise buildings while around 100 close circuit televisions watched people’s movement between Rajpath and the Red Fort — the winding route of the annual Republic Day parade.
Security was stepped up at railway stations, airport and on most roads.
Indian Air Force helicopters hovered around Rajpath and along the route of the parade.