Security system

India News | Composite security system set up in and around Red Fort for Independence Day

New Delhi [India], Aug 15 (ANI): As the nation prepares to celebrate the nation’s 76th Independence Day, a composite security system has been put in place in and around the Red Fort. For enhanced security during the Independence Day program, Red Fort is protected by a security feature to ensure that it is safe from threats of terrorist attacks.


Read also | Independence Day 2022 Live Stream Online: From flag hoisting to Prime Minister Modi’s speech, watch the broadcast of the 75th celebration of Azadi Diwas from the Red Fort.

The Delhi Police has decided to install over 1,000 Internet Protocol (IP) based CCTV cameras here in and around the Red Fort.

On Thursday, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) issued an alert for possible attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebration on August 15.

Read also | Independence Day 2022: Government appoints 37 new High Court judges on the eve of I Day; Exceeds previous record of 126 to 138 in 2022.

IB’s 10-page report mentions the recent attack on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was shot dead at a public event in Japan recently and asked Delhi police to enforce entry rules strict on the site on August 15.

The document consulted by the ANI indicates that of the total requirements, 80% of the 2 megapixel IP-based CCTV cameras and 20% of the 4 megapixel IP-based CCTV cameras will be installed at each corner of the venue.

These 20% of 4 megapixel IP-based CCTV cameras will be installed at strategic locations to be indicated by the relevant DCP at the time of installation and the remaining 80% will be covered by 2 megapixel IP-based cameras. Surveillance camera.

These cameras will be installed in New Delhi District, Northern District, South Eastern District, Central District, Security Unit and North Western District. A large number of cameras will be installed in the North and Central neighborhoods that cover the outskirts of Red Fort, where Independence Day celebrations will take place.

These IP-based cameras will be equipped with features such as face detection, people motion detection, tripwire, audio detection, intrusion, defocus, abandoned/missing object. And will provide Full HD 1080P live view of locations. It will also share real-time data for the facial recognition server.

For better detection, these cameras will incorporate a built-in autofocus 30X optical zoom lens and have 12X digital zoom capability. The camera is expected to have built-in infrared (IR) and cover a distance of up to 150 meters for better viewing at night, the document reads.

Delhi Police are constantly trying to ensure impregnable security in the nation’s capital on Independence Day, keeping an eye out for potential terrorist modules and ‘anti-social elements’ in the city, police have informed .

Police informed that however, they have increased security and vigilance at all eight borders of Delhi as well as the city’s busy markets, security near Red Fort has been enhanced with many layers of protection that entrances received de International borders are not only specific but are considered strong enough.

To enhance security during the Independence Day program, police personnel deployed an anti-drone system to provide protection against drone attacks. This anti-drone system was manufactured by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Bharat Electronics (BEL).

The Red Fort is protected by a radar system to ensure its safety against drones, as this is another threat apart from technological security hazards. Police personnel are also learning ways to deal with suspicious objects flying in the sky, police said.

Police received particularly strong security alerts in Delhi on August 15.

Police have completely banned the flying of kites (as long as the Independence Day program continues) around the Red Fort after the warning about a terrorist attack via a flying object like a kite was issued to the police by the agencies.

Kites have been identified, which were competing in several kite competitions on August 15. All were informed by SHO/ACP/DCP and motivated to refrain from kite flying on August 13th and 15th. They will also patrol with police personnel to assist local police in stopping incidents of flying kites/balloons/Chinese lanterns. However, kite competitions will be allowed on the evening of August 15.

Meetings were also held with traders involved in the sale/purchase of kites/balloons/Chinese lanterns etc. They have also been motivated to advise all buyers to refrain from kite flying on August 13th and 15th until the end of the Fort Rouge program. Signs have also been posted outside the Kite & Balloon shops.

Kite catchers have been deployed with equipment at strategic locations which will prevent any type of kite/balloon/Chinese lantern from reaching the function area.

Additionally, Roof Tops and Window Watchers on Windows have been deployed. Who will keep a vigil and notify the kite catcher staff, if a kite is noticed. Two training/briefing cycles were organized for them.

Radars will be deployed at Red Fort to counter any threats from sub-conventional aerial platforms and manned/unmanned flying objects including drones, balloons, kites, Chinese lanterns, etc.

Meetings were held with RWA & MWA members especially in the Walled City and they were tasked with motivating residents to avoid kite flying during program times on August 13th and 15th.

Announcements are being made from religious places to motivate the general public not to use Chinese manjha and to avoid flying kites during program times on August 13 and 15. Stores involved in the sale and purchase of Chinese lanterns are identified and informed.

A Beat Constable was deployed in each beat to prevent the kite from flying at function time. The general public is also requested to avoid flying kites during program times on August 13 and 15 and not to use any type of Chinese manjha.


Earlier on Thursday, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) issued an alert regarding possible attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebration on 15 august.

Intelligence agencies issued a high alert for a terrorist attack in the city on Monday: it was informed that based on the interrogation with the terrorists arrested in different states including Punjab, a number of drones from the border Pakistani – carrying numerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) – reached various parts of the country. In another alert, it was revealed that deadly weapons including pistols, hand grenades and AK 47s were sent to India with the help of drones from Pakistan.

Police further citing intelligence forces said that terrorists may also lead to several lone wolf attacks on Independence Day. When attacking, a single person can attack the crowd with a sharp weapon or a large vehicle.

The Delhi Police have further received another tip to be vigilant as some suspicious objects put with the crutches may attack the fort, from where the police have been advised to provide strong screening. “Terrorist outfits, namely SFJ, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), ISIS module Khurasan are planning to carry out a massive attack on August 15,” the intelligence agencies informed the police.

The Delhi Police Special Cell successfully screened the pictures of around 1,000 suspicious people, anti-national elements and terrorists to the other police unit, to ensure that each unit and department remain cautious.

Earlier on Sunday, Punjab police dismantled a Pak-ISI-backed terror module and arrested four members associated with Canadian-based mobsters, officials said.

Earlier on Friday, Delhi police seized a consignment of contraband ammunition that was to be transported to Lucknow from the nation’s capital.

Police have arrested six people in the case including two people for transporting it, an owner of an armory from Dehradun, one person from Roorkee and Dehradun and a stevedore from Jaunpur.

Delhi police foiled another syndicate involved in ammunition smuggling and on Friday arrested six people in the nation’s capital for their involvement in the case. Police recovered a huge amount of ammunition, including 2,000 live rounds from two bags at Anand Vihar.


Besides about 250 eminent persons who are expected to arrive at Red Fort on Monday, nearly 8,000 to 10,000 people are also likely to attend the program, from where the police have installed 1,000 high-resolution quality cameras in nearby areas.

Safety provisions will ensure free passage to VVIP cavalcades and prevent untoward incidents like explosion, sabotage, etc.

Crowd control measures will be in place for the peaceful conduct of the event.

Given the increase in Covid -19 cases, Covid-appropriate behaviors like social distancing norms and wearing masks will also be enforced.

Airspace within a five kilometer radius of Fort Rouge will be marked as a no-kite zone. (ANI)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from syndicated newsfeed, LatestLY staff may not have edited or edited the body of the content)