20,000 security personnel to ensure smooth Republic DayJanuary 25th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): India’’s 60th Republic Day celebrations tomorrow in the capital on Monday is expected to be a smooth affair with about 20,000 police personnel, including, 5,000 paramilitaries ensuring its security.
Security arrangements at public places like bus stands, railway stations and airport have also been enhanced.
Security personnel have manned entry and exit at borders lining the capital and they will be sealed tonight.
President Pratibha Patil will take the salute on Rajpath through which a parade of India’’s military might will pass.
Defence Minister A.K. Antony has been tasked with responsibility of presiding over all ceremonies relating to the parade on the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’’s indisposition.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is on a four-day visit to India, will be the Chief Guest. (ANI)
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