The Nation celebrates 73rd Independence Day today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort and address the nation. Security has been tightened in the national capital. A multi-layered security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, have been placed around the Red Fort.
Sniffer dogs have also been deployed as part of the extensive security deployment. Red Fort, which will see the presence of senior ministers, top bureaucrats, foreign dignitaries and common people, will have multiple CCTV cameras.
Delhi Police personnel have been specifically asked to keep an eye on the sky to ensure that no stray kites are seen in the areas around the Red Fort. Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory for the Independence Day function at Red Fort.