Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the first time after storming back to power in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, will hoist the national flag at Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday, as part of Independence Day celebrations.
A tight security blanket has been put in place in the capital in view of the I-Day fete, since the celebrations are set to happen just days after the Centre revoked Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
According to reports from Delhi, the multi-layered security ring, including National Security Guard (NSG) snipers, elite special weapons and tactics (SWAT) commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort.
For the first time, Delhi Police will be using cameras equipped with facial recognition software to identify suspects around the Red Fort and the adjoining areas.
The Delhi Traffic Police has already issued an advisory to ensure smooth traffic movement across the city.