Sunday, August 15, 2021

Independence Day 2021: Anti-drone systems installed at Red Fort on I-Day

The Police installed anti-drone systems at the Red Fort on Independence Day to provide protection against any drone activity. This comes after the recent terror attack at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu airport.

In what was the first instance of Pakistan-based terrorists deploying drones to strike vital installations, two bombs were dropped at the IAF station in Jammu in the early hours of June 27, causing minor injuries to two airmen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag and addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15 to celebrate the country's 75th Independence Day.

The multi-layered security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos, kite catchers, canine units, and sharpshooters on high-rise buildings, had been placed around the Mughal-era fort, and adherence to social distancing norms was a must during the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 350 cameras had been installed and their footage was being monitored round-the-clock through two police control rooms situated in and around the fort area, police said.

15/08/21 Moneycontrol

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