Security beefed up across nation ahead of Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan. 25 (ANI): Elaborate security measures have been put in place across the country for the 67th Republic Day celebrations tomorrow.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed security situation. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and chiefs of intelligence agencies.

The visiting French President Francois Hollande is the chief guest at Republic Day celebrations this year.

In view of recent terror attacks in Paris and at Pathankot air base, stringent measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident.

Security has been tightened in the national capital, particularly around Rajpath and the parade route.

Delhi has turned into a fortress ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.

Multi layered security has been put in place and elaborate ground-to-air security and traffic arrangements have been made.

Barricades have been installed at all exit-entry points and sensitive locations. Around 40000 security personnel have been deployed at key locations in the city, including metros, market places, shopping malls, railway stations and inter state bus terminals.

In Jammu & Kashmir, foolproof security arrangements have been put in place to ensure smooth and peaceful Republic Day celebrations across the state.

Police and para-military force personnel have been jointly conducting frisking operations in Srinagar and district headquarters where the Republic Day celebrations are scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Security agencies have sounded an alert to prevent any militant attack in Kashmir valley.

The alert has been sounded in the wake of recent attack on Air Force Base at Pathankot in Punjab.

In Srinagar, the main function will be held at Bakshi Stadium. Police sources said at least three dozen Close Circuit Television (CCTV) sets have been made functional in Srinagar alone. (ANI)

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