High security in place for India-Africa Summit

New Delhi, Oct.25 (ANI): High security arrangements have been made in the national capital for the India-Africa summit starting Monday which is to be attended by the heads of 54 African nations, over 40 presidents and head of states and kings.

“Helicopters will be used for surveillance purpose as well to foil any attack. After a long time such a big event is being held here where around 50 head of states are participating. Thats why keeping this in mind, we have ensured comprehensive security,” Joint Commissioner of Police(security) Tejinder Luthra told the media here.

“Aerial survey, roof-top marking, positioning of snipers in high-rises, setting up of multiple pickets on certain stretches and sanitising the potential VVIP routes shall form part of the security arrangement. Around 200 CCTV cameras are installed at the main venue. With the help of Airforce helicopters, we will also be guarding the venue,” Luthra added.

The India Africa Summit will take place in New Delhi between October 26-30. Over 50 African countries are expected to take part with most of them represented by their heads of state or government.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it is for the first time that an event of such a big scale is being held in India and assumes significance considering the historic linkages between the two sides.

“From Oct 26 to 29, India Africa Forum Summit is being held here. On Indian soil, it is for the first that an event of such a big scale is being held. Leaders of 54 African countries and Unions have been invited. Outside Africa, this is the biggest convention,” Prime Minister Modi had said in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.(ANI)

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